An introduction to electrocardiogram interpretation: part 1
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An introduction to electrocardiogram interpretation: part 1

Philip Woodrow Practice development nurse in critical care, Intensive therapy unit, Kent and Canterbury Hospital, Kent

This article describes how to interpret the single-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). The author also describes cardiac electrophysiology and how this is represented by ECG graphs. Part 2 of this article, to be published in the next issue, will describe 12-lead ECGs and acute coronary syndromes.

Emergency Nurse. 18, 1,28-36. doi: 10.7748/en2010.04.18.1.28.c7689