Junctional Rhythm Questions & Answers

Updated: Nov 27, 2018
  • Author: Sean C Beinart, MD, MSc, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is a cardiac junctional rhythm?

What is the pathophysiology of junctional rhythm?

What are risk factors for junctional rhythm?

Which patients are at highest risk for junctional rhythm?

In what age group are junctional rhythms most common?

What is the prognosis of junctional rhythm?

What is the mortality and morbidity associated with junctional rhythm?

Presentation

Which clinical history is characteristic of junctional rhythm?

Which physical findings are characteristic of junctional rhythm?

What causes junctional rhythm?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Junctional Rhythm?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of junctional rhythm?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of junctional rhythm?

What is the role of cardiac event monitoring in the evaluation of junctional rhythm?

What is the role of an electrophysiology study in the workup of junctional rhythm?

Treatment

What are the treatment options for junctional rhythm?

What is the role of medical care in the treatment of junctional rhythm?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of junctional rhythm?

Which specialist consultations are needed for the treatment of junctional rhythm?

What are complications from treatment of junctional rhythm?

Medications

Which medications in the drug class Antiarrhythmic agents, Class 1-B are used in the treatment of Junctional Rhythm?

Which medications in the drug class Antidigitalis agents are used in the treatment of Junctional Rhythm?

Which medications in the drug class Anticholinergics are used in the treatment of Junctional Rhythm?