Second Degree Heart Block Type II | Reference Guide
EKG FeaturesRate: Characterized by Atrial rate usually faster than ventricular rate (usually slow)
Rhythm: Regular (atrial) and irregular (ventricular)
P Wave: Normal form, but more P waves than QRS complexes
PR Interval: Normal or prolonged
QRS: Normal or wide
A constant P-R interval with missing QRS complexes. Occurring in a specific pattern in a ratio with the P waves.
Second degree Heart Block Mobitz II is characterized by intermittently non-conducted P waves which are not preceded by PR prolongation and are not followed by PR shortening. Mobitz II is usually caused by conduction failure/delay of the His-Purkinje system. In three out of four cases, this conduction block is located distal to the Bundle of His, creating wide QRS complexes. In the other 25% of cases, the block is located within the Bundle of His, producing narrower QRS complexes.
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Texas Heart Institute
Authors and ReviewersAuthored by Thomas O'Brien
EKG tracings reviewed by Dr. Pedro Azevedo, MD, Cardiology
Medically reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD, Cardiology
Last Update: 11/8/2021