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Unformatted text preview: etween apical rate and palpable peripheral pulses
– Due to varying periods of diastolic filling Not all the beats felt over the heart conduct to the periphery Electrocardiographic Findings
Electrocardiographic Findings AF – Absence of discernable P waves See fibrillatory (f) waves instead – Irregularly, irregular rhythm QRS complexes occur in irregular pattern due to random conduction of beats through AV node Electrocardiographic Findings
Electrocardiographic Findings AFl – “Sawtooth” pattern
– Regular ventricular rhythm Atrial Fibrillation
Atrial Fibrillation www.fastandloud.com/gallery/posts/afib.gif Atrial Flutter
Atrial Flutter www.rnceus.com/ekg/aflutter.gif Laboratory Tests
Laboratory Tests Echocardiogram – Transthoracic or transesophageal Thrombus formation Valvular disease Size of atria Left ventricular size & function Electrolytes Thyroid function tests Patient Case
Patient Case GB is a 52 yo AAM with a PM...
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This note was uploaded on 06/01/2013 for the course ECON 2301 taught by Professor Lipsh during the Fall '12 term at Broward College.
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