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DIAGNOSIS: Sinus rhythm; high-grade second degree atrioventricular block with a junctional escape rhythm and three capture complexes, each with right bundle branch block aberration; possible septal myocardial infarct of indeterminate age; ST-T and U wave changes suggesting hypokalemia.
Her electrocardiogram revealed right bundle branch block escape rhythm (Fig.
When complete AV block (CAVB) develops in less than 6 hours after the onset of symptoms in patients with inferior MI, escape rhythm is usually stable without asystole and often junctional with a rate exceeding 40 beats/min.