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Understanding pacemaker rhythms part 1

Geiter, Henry Jr. RN, CCRN-CMC, TNCC; McDowell, Liza RN

doi: 10.1097/01.CCN.0000398764.37527.fd

This first article in a three-part series focuses on basics of the device and recognizing normal pacemaker rhythms on the ECG. Future articles will focus on identifying potentially serious pacemaker malfunctions.

Henry Geiter, Jr. is owner of, a critical care transport nurse for Sunstar-Paramedics Plus of Largo, Fla., and a nationally recognized speaker on critical care topics. Liza McDowell is a critical care nurse at Tampa (Fla.) General Hospital.

Brush up on basics, including how to recognize normal, "good" pacemaker rhythms.

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