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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.

See also: P wave

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

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: - Bradycardia Wandering baseline Extra P waves Third degree AV block 12-Lead ECG of the Week CC-BY-NC-SA
ECG of the Week – 12th November 2018 – Interpretation

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 Bradycardia Left Axis Deviation Extra P waves Second degree AV block 2:1 12-Lead ECG of the Week CC-BY-NC-SA
ECG of the Week – 29th October 2018 – Interpretation

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