Extra P waves

An extra P wave that is not followed by a QRS complex can be caused by a conduction block (i.e. AV block), or by an arrhythmia such as Atrial Flutter.

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In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Hypotension 12-Lead Nonspecific baseline artefact Bradycardia Extra P waves Irregular Peaked T waves Wide QRS Second degree AV block Hyperkalemia Dr Smith's ECG Blog CC BY-NC
What will you do for this altered and bradycardic patient? 29169

This ECG is from a woman in her 60s who presented from a nursing home with altered mental status, hypotension, hypoxia and bradycardia.

This ECG shows an irregular rhythm due to second degree AV block with wide QRS and peaked T waves. The cause was hyperkalemia.

In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - 12-Lead Wandering baseline Bradycardia Extra P waves Third degree AV block ECG of the Week CC-BY-NC-SA
ECG of the Week – 12th November 2018 – Interpretation 27783

This ECG is from a woman in her 70s who presented following a fall at home.

In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Chest pain Dyspnoea 12-Lead Bradycardia Extra P waves Left Axis Deviation Second degree AV block 2:1 ECG of the Week CC-BY-NC-SA
ECG of the Week – 29th October 2018 – Interpretation 27692

This ECG is from a woman in her 80s who presented with intermittent chest pain and dyspnoea.