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Steps in determining the Systematic Rhythm Analysis
1. Determine HR; 2. Determine Regular intervals; 3. Measure duration of P wave and the QRS complex
Determine Heart Rate by
Counting R waves during a 6 second period and then multiply by 10 to get bpm
A more accurate way to determine the HR
Count LARGE squares between each beat and then memorize what HR is associated with each interval.
Mathematical Method to determine the HR
Count number of SMALL squares between two beats, or QRS complexes then divide that number by 1500 to get the bpm
Determine if Rhythm is Regular or Irregular by
Use a blank piece of paper and mark the R to R intervals for the first 3 R waves. Move the paper down one cycle. If the marks fall on R waves, the rhythm is regular
A disturbance in the conduction system of the heart. May have several large positive or negative spikes that make up one QRS complex
A heart rhythm that originates in the SA Node. The rhythm is regular and all waveforms have normal shape and duration, BUT the heart rate is LESS THAN 60 bpm
A heart rhythm that original in the SA node. The rhythm is regular and all waveforms have normal shape and duration, BUT the heart rate is MORE THAN 100 bpm
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