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Disease or Condition — Heart, Blood Vessel, and Lymphatic Disorders:
AV junctional rhythm

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Description

Atrioventricular junctional rhythm (AVJR) is a type of cardiac arrhythmia that originates from the atrioventricular (AV) node. It is characterized by a regular rhythm with a rate of 40-60 beats per minute, and is usually caused by a decrease in the normal conduction of electrical impulses from the atria to the ventricles. The AV node is responsible for controlling the rate and regularity of the heartbeat, and when it is not functioning properly, the heart rate can become irregular. AVJR is usually benign and does not require treatment, but it can be a sign of an underlying heart condition and should be monitored by a doctor.

Synonyms
  • atrioventricular junctional rhythm

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