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Basic EKG Analysis

Credits: 1
Course Number: 10-526-253

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Course Description

10-526-253 BASIC EKG ANALYSIS... explores the electrical activity of the heart and the various techniques for recording them. The differences between 3 and 12 lead electrocardiograms (EKG's) will be covered. Students will identify waveforms and rhythms and correlate them to the cardiac events. (Prerequisites: Active enrollment in the Echocardiography program and/or permission of program faculty)

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  • Spring

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What will I learn?

  1. Examine components of the conduction system to their corresponding EKG waveform.
  2. Compare the differences and indications between 12 lead EKG's and 3 lead rhythm strips.
  3. Prepare patients for diagnostic EKG.
  4. Analyze normal cardiac rhythms.
  5. Examine abnormal rhythms in relation to cardiac events.
  6. Discuss use of EKG for electrical axis, hypertrophy, infarction, and theory of cardiac defibrillation.
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