Ventricular escape

A ventricular escape is an arrhythmia that is very slow (30-45 bpm), regular and wide. It occurs when there is no faster pacemaker to take over setting the rhythm. It is also known as idioventricular rhythm. If it is abnormally fast, it is known as AIVR (60-120 bpm) or VT (>100 bpm).

See also: Ventricular Rhythms

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In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Chronic kidney disease Dyspnoea Weakness 12-Lead Ventricular escape Third degree AV block Hyperkalemia Dr Smith's ECG Blog CC BY-NC
A 60-something dialysis patient with complete heart block: ultrasound before and after treatment
In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - 12-Lead Bradycardia Regular Wide QRS Sinus arrest Ventricular escape LITFL CC-BY-NC-SA
Sinus arrest with a ventricular escape rhythm
In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Rhythm Strip Extra P waves Wide QRS Ventricular escape Third degree AV block ECG Guru CC-BY-NC-SA
ECG Basics: Third-degree AV Block, Complete Heart Block