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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

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

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...

Implementing vernakalant: a novel approach to cardioversion

11 December 2018

Emergency Nurse

antiarrhythmic agents

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, and there is a one in four lifetime risk of developing the condition for people who are over the age of 40....

How to record a 12-lead electrocardiogram

20 April 2018

Nursing Standard

Rationale and key points Rationale and key points This article provides a step-wise, practical approach to recording a 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) and explores...

Heart to heart

19 September 2007

Nursing Standard

Feature

Cardiac arrhythmias are common but specialist services in the UK are patchy. The British Heart Foundation has stepped into the breach by funding nurses to provide a...