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Blocked premature atrial contractions

Dr Henry Knipe and Radswiki et al.

Blocked premature atrial contractions (BPACs) are considered a type cardiac bradyarrhythmia and if occurring in utero is classified under a fetal bradyarrhythmia.


It is seen when a premature atrial contraction occurs very early on and consequently, it is not conducted into the ventricles due to a refractory AV node or His bundle 1.

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Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Blocked pre-mature atrial contractions
  • Blocked premature atrial contraction
  • Blocked pre-mature atrial contraction
  • Blocked premature atrial contractions (BPAC)

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