Chapter 4. Cardiac Arrhythmias Originating in the SA Node

  1. Philip Jevon RGN, BSc (Hon), PGCE Resuscitation Officer Clinical Skills Lead Honorary Clinical Lecturer

Published Online: 4 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318388.ch4

ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition

ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition

How to Cite

Jevon, P. (2009) Cardiac Arrhythmias Originating in the SA Node, in ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318388.ch4

Author Information

  1. Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181624

Online ISBN: 9781444318388



  • cardiac arrhythmias originating in SA node;
  • recognising cardiac arrhythmias in SA node;
  • sinus tachycardia and response to physiological stimulus;
  • myocardial infarction and underlying causes;
  • sinus tachycardia secondary to acute left ventricular failure;
  • dobutamine stress test prior to Myoview Perfusion Scan;
  • sinus bradycardia;
  • identifying ECG features;
  • sinus arrhythmia - alternate slow and rapid sinus node discharge;
  • sinus arrest and SA node failing initiating impulse


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Sinus Tachycardia

  • Sinus Bradycardia

  • Sinus Arrhythmia

  • Wandering Atrial Pacemaker

  • SA Block

  • Sinus Arrest

  • Sick Sinus Syndrome

  • Chapter Summary

  • References