Wenckebach without a pause!
Cardioscan Memo 47 I A classical Wenckebach sequence without a pause.
I have to learn something new every day!
In my teaching, I always state that a classical Wenckebach sequence must have a pause.
Well I am wrong!!
When I looked up my definition of Wenckebach, I noted that I didn’t include a pause in the definition, but rather a dropped beat only.
Here is the typical Wenckebach sequence with a pause.
Well today I was shown a typical Wenckebach sequence, which because of its timing had no pause!
I first thought this was complete heart block.