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  • ECG: Ventricular Premature Beats

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    ECG: Ventricular Premature Beats

    An ECG strip shows the presence of ventricular premature (ectopic) beats, which are heartbeats that occur in addition to a normal heartbeat. Ventricular premature beats are seen as large, wide spikes among a pattern of thinner, normal QRS spikes. A normal ECG strip is shown at the bottom for comparison.

    (From D Dubin, Rapid Interpretation of EKGs, 1996, Cover Inc., p. 95, 135; with permission.)

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