Pathophysiology
         
Atrial Paced Beat   C16, R8    

Atrial pacing will appears on the ECG as a single pacemaker spike followed by a P-wave. The P-wave morphology is entirely dependent upon the location of the atrial lead. The PR interval and the QRS complex are independent of the atrial pacemaker, and are determined by the intrinsic characteristics of the patient's normal conduction system. Pacing is continuous if the rhythm is entirely paced, or intermittent if the atrial pacemaker is in a demand mode.

Rhythm Strip

Atrial Pacemaker Rhythm with Mobitz Type 1(Wenckebach) 2nd Degree A-V Block terminated via a Ventricular Paced Beat))

12 Lead EKG
Atrial Paced Beat 12 Lead EKG