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ECG Findings

  • Intermittent nonconducted P waves with a constant PR interval.

  • P-P interval is constant, and R-R interval is constant until the dropped beat.

  • R-R interval surrounding dropped beat(s) should be an exact multiplication of the number of dropped beats (eg, double RR interval for a single dropped beat, four times the RR interval for two dropped beats, etc.).


  1. This type of AV nodal block is associated with disease of the conduction system distal to the AV node. A pacemaker is usually indicated.

  2. Mobitz type II block can accompany MI and has a high chance of progression to a complete heart block.


Type II Second-Degree AV Block (Mobitz II). (ECG contributor: Michael L. Juliano, MD.)


The PR interval is constant (double arrows) until the dropped beat (brackets).

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