The signal is trying to get from here…To here…
2-1- Here’s the key idea - the signal is either getting through:
1-Allthe time (but taking a little longer than usual).2-Some of the time.3-None of the time.Got that? All, some, or none of the time. And see, those are the three kinds, or degrees of heartblock: first, second, and third degree. All, some, or none.
2-2- It can not be that simple…
Sure it can. This is one of those things that people get scared of, and they build it up in their heads as if it were this enormous mysterious thing, like running a nuclear reactor. (When shelearns about something new, Jayne always says: “Well, is it easier or harder than a ventilator?”)
3-Why do heart blocks happen?
Heart blocks usually happen when the patient is having ischemia, or an MI. The blood supply tothe nodes is interrupted, or reduced, and they become unhappy – but at least in this regard, theydo it in recognizable ways.CCU nurses – what kind of MI or ischemia commonly produces heart blocks?
4-What are the three types, or degrees of heart block? What is a “dropped beat”?
4-1- First of all, here’s a normal strip for reference:Right – a quick bit of review. See the P wave? Now, see where it meets the QRS? Actually, thatfirst upright part of the QRS is the R wave - there’s no Q-wave here. (There’s more about Q