Introduction to ECG

Two noon conferences are devoted to reviewing ECGs and the slides set are provided below. But the only way to become competent is through consistent practice. Our online learning resources page contains links to additional teaching and practice tools. We also have a self-study quiz you can in the PowerPoint document below.

ECG Self-Study Quiz

ECG Quiz Answer Sheet You may download this form and use it to record your answers and send them to Dr. Harrell or Dr. Nall if you would like feedback.

ECG Session 1 2016 slides

More about ECGs Session 2 slides

The following lists the ECG findings that the national organization, Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine believe every graduate should be able to identify:

  1. Sinus tachycardia
  2. Sinus bradycardia
  3. Sinus arrhythmia.
  4. Premature atrial beats
  5. Ectopic atrial rhythm/tachycardia
  6. Narrow complex supraventricular tachycardia.
  7. Multifocal atrial tachycardia
  8. Atrial flutter
  9. Atrial fibrillation
  10. First degree heart block
  11. Second degree (Mobitz type I and II) heart block
  12. Third degree (complete) heart block.
  13. Junctional rhythm.
  14. Premature ventricular beats.
  15. Typical ventricular tachycardia
  16. Ventricular fibrillation.
  17. Left and right atrial enlargement.
  18. Left ventricular hypertrophy.
  19. Left bundle branch block
  20. Right bundle branch block
  21. Left anterior and posterior fascicular block.
  22. The characteristic features of a properly functioning ventricular or dual chamber pacemaker.
  23. The delta wave in Wolf-Parkinson-White Syndrome.
  24. The classic features of myocardial ischemia and infarction and be able to localize the findings (i.e. inferior, anterior, lateral, posterior, right ventricular) and identify the probable culprit vessel.
  25. The classic features of pulmonary embolism.
  26. The characteristic effects of hypokalemia
  27. The characteristic effects of  hyperkalemia