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What is the length of a normal PR interval?
Last Updated: 19th June, 2020
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Keeping this in view, what does a prolonged PR interval mean?
Duration. A long PR interval (of over 200 ms) indicates a slowing of conduction between the atria and ventricles, usually due to slow conduction through the atrioventricular node (AV node). This is known as first degree heart block.
Secondly, is a short PR interval normal? Patients with an isolated finding of short PR interval may be characterized as having accelerated AV nodal conduction. Criteria for LGL include a PR interval less than or equal to 0.12 second (120 ms), normal QRS complex duration of less than 120 ms, and occurrence of a clinical tachycardia.
Similarly one may ask, how long can a PR interval be?
The P-R Interval The first measurement is known as the "P-R interval" and is measured from the beginning of the upslope of the P wave to the beginning of the QRS wave. This measurement should be 0.12-0.20 seconds, or 3-5 small squares in duration.
Is a long PR interval anything to worry about?
Abstract. Prolonged PR interval, or first degree AV block, has been traditionally regarded as a benign electrocardiographic finding in healthy individuals, until recent studies have suggested that it may be associated with increased mortality and morbidity.