often rapid, ventricular rate

DC cardioversion

Na+ channel block with T >1 second recovery

Same as atrial fibrillation AV nodal blocking drugs especially desirable to avoid T ventricular rate Ablation in selected casesc

Atrial flutter

Stable reentrant circuit in the right atrium Ventricular rate often rapid and irregular

Same as atrial fibrillation

Atrial tachycardia

Enhanced automaticity, DAD-related automaticity, or reentry within the atrium

Same as atrial fibrillation

Same as atrial fibrillation Ablation of tachycardia "focus"

AV nodal reentrant tachycardia

Reentrant circuit within or near AV


*AV nodal block



AV nodal block Less commonly: T vagal tone (digitalis, edrophonium, phenylephrine)




Arrhythmias associated with

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