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Table 1 Description of the different types of arrhythmias detected in the ICU

From: Risk factors and clinical outcomes of arrhythmias in the medical intensive care unit

Arrhythmia events No. events Events (%) Total (%)
Supraventricular    
Atrial fibrillation 20 33.3 10.2
Junctional escape rhythm 13 21.7 6.6
Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia 8 13.3 4.1
Multifocal atrial tachycardia 6 10.0 3.0
Av node re-entry tachycardia 3 5.0 1.5
Atrial flutter 3 5.0 1.5
Accelerated junctional rhythm 3 5.0 1.5
Wandering pacemaker 2 3.3 1.0
Sinus pause/arrest 1 1.7 0.5
Mobitz type 1 1 1.7 0.5
Total supraventricular events 60 100.0 30.4
Premature supraventricular contractions (PSVC)a    
Premature atrial contractions 46 82.1 23.4
Atrial bigeminy 6 10.7 3.0
Premature junctional contractions 4 7.1 2.0
Total PSVC events 56 100.0 28.4
Ventricular    
Ventricular tachycardia 17 51.5 8.6
Ventricular escape rhythm 10 30.3 5.1
Ventricular fibrillation 2 6.1 1.0
Torsades de point 2 6.1 1.0
Accelerated ventricular rhythm 2 6.1 1.0
Total ventricular events 33 100.0 16.7
Premature ventricular contractions (PVC)a    
Premature ventricular 44 91.7 22.3
Ventricular bigeminy 4 8.3 2.0
Total PVC 48 100.0 24.4
Total arrhythmia events 197   100.0
  1. aPSVC and PVC are presented separately but considered as one in the text