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4th Lecture on Arrythmias by Dr. Roomi

4th Lecture on Arrythmias by Dr. Roomi

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Published by: Mudassar Roomi on Aug 24, 2012
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HEART PHYSIOLOGY
(ARRYTHMIAS)
BYDR. MUDASSAR ALI ROOMI (
MBBS, M. PHIL
)
 
ATRIAL
FLUTTER
Atrial flutter is a condition caused by a circus movement in the atria. theelectrical signal travels as a single large wave always in one directionaround and around the atrial muscle mass
Atria beat regularly at a rate of 250
 –
350 beats / minute.
All impulses from atria are not conducted to ventricles because AV nodeand purkinje system have longer refractory period.
 
ATRIAL FLUTTER(cont..)
so every second or third impulse is conducted. So there is 2 to 1 or 3 to 1rhythm and ventricular rate is 125 / min.
in ECG we see saw tooth shaped P waves. Atrial flutter responds to carotidmassage.
The radial pulse is regularly irregular.
(MCQ)

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