Associated with Atrioventricular-Conduction Disturbances.
1) First-degree atrioventricular block: PR interval of >0.2 second. Every
P wave followed by a QRS complex.
2) Second-degree atrioventricular block, Mobitz type I (Wenchebach block):
Progressive lengthening of PR interval and shortening of RR interval until
a P wave is blocked. PR interval after blocked beat is shorter than preceding
3) Second-degree atrioventricular block, Mobitz
type II: Intermittently blocked P waves. PR interval on conducted beats
4) Second degree, high-grade atrioventricular block: Conduction ratio
of 3:1 or more. PR interval of conducted beats is constant.
5) Third-degree atrioventricular block: Dissociation of atrial and ventricular
activity. Atrial rate is faster than ventricular rate, which is of junctional
or ventricular origin.
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