An introduction to electrocardiogram interpretation: part 1
Philip Woodrow Practice development nurse in critical care, Intensive Therapy Unit, Kent & 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 next week, will describe 12-lead ECGs and acute coronary syndromes.
Nursing Standard. 24, 12,50-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2009.11.24.12.50.c7399
Published in print: 25 November 2009Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review