ECG of Nodale Extra Systoles

by Joseph Alpert, MD

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    00:01 Occasionally, beats will actually -- extra beats will actually develop in the AV node itself.

    00:07 These are so-called 'nodal extra systoles'. They also have a narrow QRS but there's no abnormal P wave before the abnormal beat.

    00:17 They originate in the upper AV nodal region.

    00:20 They're not very common. Much more common are atrial premature beats.

    00:24 And here we see some examples.

    00:26 You'll notice that the first three marked with an arrow have no P waves before the extra systoles.

    00:36 So, you'll notice first beat, there's no P wave in front of it.

    00:39 Then when we have a normal beat. The second beat, P wave, QRS, and T.

    00:43 There's another beat there, no P wave. Then the fourth beat, P wave, QRS, and T.

    00:49 And there's another extra beat with no P wave and so forth. It continues through out.

    00:54 So, these without a P wave are nodal extra systoles.

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    The lecture ECG of Nodale Extra Systoles by Joseph Alpert, MD is from the course Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation.

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    1. AV node
    2. SA node
    3. Bundle of His
    4. Atria
    5. Ventricles

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     Joseph Alpert, MD

    Joseph Alpert, MD

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