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An introduction to electrocardiogram interpretation: part 1

07 April 2010

Emergency Nurse

CPD

This article describes how to interpret the single-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). The author also describes cardiac electrophysiology and how this is represented by...

Introduction to electrocardiogram interpretation: part 2

07 May 2010

Emergency Nurse

CPD

Twelve-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) record 12 different views of cardiac electrical activity, or leads. They therefore provide more information than bedside...

An introduction to electrocardiogram interpretation:part 1

01 December 2009

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

This article describes how to interpret the single-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). The author also describes cardiac electrophysiology and how this is represented by...

Management of patients with atrial fibrillation: diagnosis and treatment

07 February 2012

Nursing Standard

Continuing professional development

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...

An introduction to electrocardiogram interpretation: part 1

25 November 2009

Nursing Standard

CPD

This article describes how to interpret the single-lead electrocardiogram (ECG). The author also describes cardiac electrophysiology and how this is represented by...

Use of dabigatran to prevent stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation

06 March 2013

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is a major risk factor for ischaemic stroke. Anticoagulant therapy, such as warfarin, is prescribed to prevent stroke in patients with AF....

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...

Emergency treatment of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

10 February 2011

Emergency Nurse

Feature

This article describes the aetiology of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and discusses the benefits and disadvantages of some of the available cardioversion...

Atrial fibrillation and primary stroke prevention

18 October 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning zone continuing professional development

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia that significantly increases the risk of ischaemic (embolic) stroke. The primary aim of this article is to...

Atrial fibrillation and primary stroke prevention

12 October 2011

Nursing Standard

Learning Zone

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a common cardiac arrhythmia that significantly increases the risk of ischaemic (embolic) stroke. The primary aim of this article is to...