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