Does SVT cause a loss of Atrial Kick?

  1. I was wondering if any EKG savvy nurses might be able to answer this.

    I know that in SVT, P waves may be hidden, and that ventricular filling time is certainly shortened.

    But is atrial kick considered to have been lost with this rhythm?
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   PostOpPrincess
    HR more than 150 usually indicates a loss of the atrial kick.

    SVT covers may different rhythms, but usually indicative of some sort of paroxysmal event.
  4. by   kwantiko
    thank you