Atrial tachycardia, or focal atrial tachycardia, is result of a micro-reentrant circuit or an automatic focus. The atrial rate is greater than 100 bpm and less that 250 bpm. Atrial tachycardia can be differentiated from atrial flutter by the rate (flutter waves are usually greater than 250 bpm) and the presence of an isoelectric baseline. The P wave axis and morphology is usually abnormal.
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