Answer to ECG quiz 5

The ECG shows AV-block III (complete heart block). P-waves are not related to QRS. PP-interval is constant, but independent of RR-interval, which is also constant. Atria and ventricles are depolarized separately. The ventricular rhythm is an escape rhythm arising in the AV-node or bundle of His.

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