Chapter 5. Cardiac Arrhythmias Originating in the Atria

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

Published Online: 4 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318388.ch5

ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition

ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition

How to Cite

Jevon, P. (2009) Cardiac Arrhythmias Originating in the Atria, in ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318388.ch5

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

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Keywords:

  • cardiac arrhythmias originating in atria;
  • recognising cardiac arrhythmias originating in atria;
  • chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (CPOD);
  • atrial ectopics prior to next anticipated sinus beat;
  • frequent atrial premature beats use;
  • atrial tachycardia and cardiomyopathy, sick sinus syndrome;
  • atrial flutter initiated by atrial premature beat;
  • atrial fibrillation;
  • loss of ‘atrial kick’ and decreased cardiac output;
  • QRS complex, narrow with normal morphology

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Atrial Ectopic Beats

  • Atrial Tachycardia

  • Atrial Flutter

  • Atrial Fibrillation

  • Chapter Summary

  • References