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When calculating the rate for a rhythm strip, do PACs,PJCs,and PVCs get used as well as the normal QRS complexes? Let's say it's a irregular rate of 4 normal QRS complexes and 2 PVC's, would the rate be 60 bpm? To be clear, I am not assessing a patient, I am looking at the strip itself.

Here's another example, let's say I'm looking at a strip that has 5 nice R waves and 2 PVCs, is the rate 50, or is it 70. Is the patient bradycardic or not?

Here's another example, let's say I'm looking at a strip that has 5 nice R waves and 2 PVCs, is the rate 50, or is it 70. Is the patient bradycardic or not?

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