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7 ECG, Arrhythmia, ST and QT Monitoring
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Viewing Arrhythmia Waves
To review arrhythmia beat labels, in the Setup Arrhythmia menu, select Annotate
Arrhy.
The wave showing the primary ECG lead will be delayed by six seconds and shown on a grey
background. Beat labels will be annotated above the ECG wave and Delayed will be written
beside it.
To return to the normal ECG primary lead display, select Annotate Arrhy again.
Arrhythmia Beat Labels
Arrhythmia beat labels tell you how the monitor is classifying beats.
= Normal
N
= Ventricular Ectopic
V
= Supra-ventricular Premature
S
= Paced
P
= Pacer spike
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" = Biventricular Pacer Spike
= Learning patient's ECG
L
= Artifact (noisy episode)
A
= Insufficient information to classify beats
?
= Inoperative condition (e.g., LEADS OFF)
I
= Pause or missed beat
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PVC Numeric
HR Numeric
Ectopic status message
Delayed arrhythmia wave
Understanding the Arrhythmia Display

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