ECG Question #2

Question

Use the ECG strip above to answer the following questions:

Atrial depolarization is represented by which area of the strip?

Answers

  1. P wave
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  2. U wave
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  3. ST segment
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  4. QRS complex
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Overview

Explanation

The P represents the electrical impulse starting in the sinoatrial node and spreading through the atria and represents atrial depolarization. The U wave represents repolarization of the Purkinje fibers. The ST segment represents early ventricular repolarization. The QRS complex represents ventricular depolarization.

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