This EKG quick reference provides a summary and a sample tracing for over forty conditions. This list can be filtered by rhythm category. Free medical terminology flash cards. Toggle Menu Practical Clinical Skills.
We invited final-year medical students who had successfully completed their written final examinations, to interpret three rhythm-strip tracings, and three lead ECG tracings. The rhythm-strips were of ventricular fibrillation VF , ventricular tachycardia VT , and complete heart block. Of the three lead ECG tracings, one was an inferior myocardial infarction MI , one was atrial fibrillation AF , and one showed no abnormality. Forty-six medical students attended.
Electrocardiogram and Rhythm Strip Interpretation by Final Year Medical Students
It is a quick and painless procedure. EKGs captures a tracing of cardiac electrical impulse as it moves from the atrium to the ventricles. These electrical impulses cause the heart to contract and pump blood.