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  • ECG: Atrial Premature Beats

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    ECG: Atrial Premature Beats

    An ECG strip shows the presence of atrial premature (ectopic) beats, which are heartbeats that occur in addition to a normal heartbeat. Atrial premature beats are seen as premature atrial electrical signals (P') interrupting a regular pattern of electrical signals (P). A normal ECG strip is shown at the bottom for comparison.

    (From D Dubin, Rapid Interpretation of EKGs, 1996, Cover Inc., p. 95, 125; with permission.)

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