Arrhythmia of the Heart: Terms, Definition & ECG Detection


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Which of the following is likely to cause an increased P-Q or P-R interval?

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1. What is a heart rate slower than 60 beats per minute called?

2. How can fibrillation be fatal?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How are heartbeats measured, and what would indicate possible irregularities in how the heart is working? This quiz/worksheet combo will assess your understanding of how the heart works and terms used to describe changes in heart rates.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • What can cause an increased P-Q or P-R interval
  • The term used to describe a heart rate slower than 60 beats per minute
  • A reason why fibrillation can be fatal
  • What heart condition is indicated by a collection of uncoordinated peaks and valleys on an ECG
  • A condition resulting from damage to the AV Node

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding the different types of heart abnormalities
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what an ECG measures and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding what can cause heart block

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Arrhythmia of the Heart: Definition & ECG Detection. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Describe what an ECG measures
  • Define arrhythmia
  • Explain what can lead to heart block
  • Discuss different types of heart rate irregularities