Cardiology In Critical Care
Lethal Dysrhythmias of the Heart
Sinus Arrest / Sinus Block
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Sinus Arrest/Sinus Block
A. The sinus node Mis to function for a prolonged period. In sinus block, me sinus node functions, hut the impulse is not conducted to the ventricles.
B. Chnical Significance - will led to cardiac arrest with asystole unless another pacemaker takes over.
1. Junctional pacemaker - inherent pacemaker of 40-60/min.
2. Ventricular pacemaker - 2040/min.
1. In sinus arrest, there are no P waves; QRS waves will present only if an escape pacemaker has taken over.
2. CPR if episode is prolonged and patient becomes hemodynamicdly unstable.
3. Transcutaneous or transvenous pacemaker.
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