EKG Interpretation



- See:
        - Univ Oklahoma - EKG Rhythms

        - GMO Manual
        - Merck Manual

- individual waves: P QRS Q QT widening T ST seg U
- basic wave characteristics;
        - rate
        - rhythms
        - intervals
        - cardiac axis
- pathologic findings:
        - heart block
                - AV Block
                - Rt/Lft BBB
                - A.H.B.
                - P.H.B.
        - hypertrophy: left/right
- EKG Dx of MI

- EKG Changes:
    - Atrial Fibrillation
    - A. Flutter
    - AV-Nodal Premature:
    - Asystole
    - Bradycardia
    - Digoxin
    - Hyper K
    - Hypo K
    - Hyper Ca
    - Hypo Ca
    - Hypothermia
    - Junctional Rhythm
    - MAT
    - PAC
    - Parasystole:
    - Paroxysmal SVT
    - PAT:
    - PAT w/ Block:
    - Pericarditis
    - Pulmonary Infarct
    - Sinus arrhythmia:
    - Sustained VT
    - Tachycardia
    - ventricular ectopy
    - Wandering Pacemaker:
    - WPW syndrome




Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.