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This rhythm originates in the AV conducting system. A regular, narrow QRS complex is seen, often at a rate of around 75, without normal P waves preceding it. Often an inverted P wave can be seen just after the QRS complex. Occasionally, the inverted P wave is seen at the beginning of the QRS complex, coupled too closely to be an ectopic atrial pacemaker. Junctional rhythm with atrial fibrillation and complete heart block usually indicates digoxin toxicity. [Chapter Menu]
It could well be "ventricular rhythm". See:eMedicine - Pacemaker Failure : Article by Chakri Yarlagadda, MD, FACCPacemaker-mediated tachycardia. Rhythm strip showing ventricular pacing at 110 beats per minute (programmed maximal track rate). ...
Explanation: I think it's a typo as I am unable to find anything remotely sensible with "RJ". See:
Sémiologie et Pathologie Cardiovasculaires - Troubles du Rythme et ... - [ Translate this page ]Le nœud auriculo-ventriculaire est plus ou moins perméable, le rythme ventriculaire est donc plus ou moins ... Le rythme ventriculaire est autour de 110. ...
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The only thing is I don't know whether ventricular rhythm is measured in "coups par minute"...?
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