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EXTREMLY RAPID RHYTHMS

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ATRIAL FLUTTER "SAW TOOTH" IRRITABLE ATRIAL ECTOPIC FOCUS FIRE RAPIDLY IN IN SUCCESSION AT A RATE OF 250-350 BPM. IDENTICAL P WAVES ARE FLUTTER WAVES
VENTRICULAR FLUTTER "SINE WAVES" IRRITABLE VENTRICULAR ECTOPIC PACEMAKERS-VERY RAPID RATE OF 250-350 BPM -VENTRICLE HARDLY HAVE TIME TO FIRE
VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION (V-FIB/VF) "BAG OF WORMS" EKG TRACING TOTALLY ERRATIC WITHOUT IDENTIFIABLE WAVES MANY ECTOPIC PACEMAKERS FIRING EXTREMLY FAST CAUSING TWITCHING OF VENTRICLES. NO BLOOD SUPPLY THEREFORE NO CARDIAC PUMPING-ARREST
TACHYCARDIA RATE 100-150 BPM
PAROXYSMAL RATE 150-250 BPM
FLUTTER RATE 250-350 BPM
FIBRILLATION RATE 350-450 BPM
ATRIAL ECTOPIC BEATS ATRIAL ESCAPE BEATS ABNORMAL P, NORMAL QRS
JUNCTIONAL ECTOPIC BEATS JUNCTIONAL ESCAPE BEATS NO P WAVE NORMAL QRS
VENTRICULAR ECTOPIC BEATS VENTRICULAR ESCAPE BEATS NO P WAVE ABNORMAL QRS WIDE AND BIZARRE
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