|Rate||20 to 40 beats per minute|
|Conduction||Failure of primary pacemaker|
Absent P wave
Widened QRS > 0.12 sec.
Also called " dying heart" rhythm
Pacemaker will most likely be needed to re-establish a normal heart rate.
- Myocardial Infarction
- Pacemaker Failure
- Metabolic imbalance
- Myoardial Ischemia
Treatment goals include measures to improve cardiac output and establish a normal rhythm and rate.
Caution: Suppressing the ventricular rhythm is contraindicated because that rhythm protects the heart from complete standstill.