Atrioventricular block

AACN Clin Issues Crit Care Nurs. 1992 Feb;3(1):166-72. doi: 10.4037/15597768-1992-1021.


The presentation of atrioventricular block in the critical care setting and the assessment parameters that the critical care nurse may use to aid in the determination of the severity of atrioventricular block are described. The underlying pathophysiology of atrioventricular block is examined to enhance the nurse's understanding of the rationale for intervention versus observation.

MeSH terms

  • Critical Care*
  • Heart Block* / classification
  • Heart Block* / diagnosis
  • Heart Block* / nursing
  • Humans
  • Nursing Assessment