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Electrocardiograms: a guide to rhythm recognition for emergency nurses

01 May 2018

Emergency Nurse

Electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the most commonly performed investigations in emergency departments (EDs), and is an extremely useful adjunct that guides...


23 October 1996

Nursing Standard

Special focus: cardiology

Dynamic cardiomyoplasty is a relatively new surgical procedure in which a transformed, fatigue-resistant skeletal muscle is wrapped around the heart and is...

An introduction to electrocardiogram interpretation: part 2

02 December 2009

Nursing Standard


Twelve-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) record 12 different views of cardiac electrical activity, thus providing more information than bedside monitors, which usually...

Congenital heart disease and its effects on children and their families

02 March 2011

Paediatric Nursing


This article provides insights into the experiences of families with a child with congenital heart disease. These are clarified by descriptions of the most common...

Key issues in setting up and running a nurse-led cardiology clinic

03 January 2006

Nursing Standard

Art & Science Cardiology focus

This article discusses the key issues involved in setting up and running an effective nurse-led cardiology clinic. These include: developing clear aims and...

A practical guide to external cardiac pacing

23 January 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

External (transcutaneous) pacing is a temporary means of pacing a patient’s heart during an emergency. Pulses of electrical current are delivered through the...

Familial hypercholesterolaemia: different perspectives

19 August 2009

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Familial hypercholesterolaemia is a genetic condition characterised by high cholesterol levels in the blood and an increased risk of premature coronary heart...

An overview of permanent cardiac pacing

24 November 2010

Nursing Standard


A permanent cardiac pacemaker is an implantable device that maintains the patient’s heart rate by electrically stimulating the heart muscle when the natural...

An alternative treatment approach to mitral regurgitation

30 November 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

This article aims to increase knowledge and understanding of mitral valve regurgitation to assist nurses in providing effective patient care and support the...

Management of patients with atrial fibrillation: diagnosis and treatment

01 February 2012

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

This article focuses on the diagnosis and management of atrial fibrillation (AF). It looks briefly at normal electrical conduction in the heart and how this differs...