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 & 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

Correspondence

Philip.woodrow@ekht.nhs.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review