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An Elegant Design
The Value of Valves
Test Yourself
Start the Pump
Keep It Going
Doing the Background Work
The Tracing Takes Shape
Speed Reading
Estimating Heart Rate
Thinking Outside the Box
Lines of Force
In Search of an Arrow
Lead and the Signal Will Follow
Electrode Placement and Leads
I Spy with My Little Lead
Telling Dogs From Wolves
The Perfect Wave
Waves, Complexes, Segments, and Intervals
How to Tie a Shoelace
First Comes the P-Wave
The AV Node Tollbooth
Variations on a P-Wave
Measuring the PR Interval
Traveling the Bundle Branch Routes
Tracking the QRS Complex
Measuring Tools and Techniques
Starting With the Basics
A Little Less Basic
How Many Questions?
How Regular Is Regular?
Fast, Slow, or Just Right?
P or Not P?
How Far From P to R?
How Complex Is Your QRS?
What Was All That Again?
Why All the Questions?
One Who Sets the Pace
Recognizing Sinus Rhythms
Sinus Discharge Can Be a Good Thing
Sinus Tachycardia
Sinus Bradycardia
Sinus Arrhythmia
Sinus Arrest and Sinus Exit Block
Atrial Rule: When Leadership Disagrees
Those Irritable Atria
A PAC Without the Politics
Ectopic Atrial Pacemaker
Atrial Tachycardia
Wandering Atrial Pacemaker
Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia
Atrial Flutter
A PAC With a Block
Atrial Fibrillation
Who’s Running the Government?
The Supraventricular Jigsaw
A Question of Origin
Junctional Rhythms in a Nutshell
Premature Junctional Contraction
Junctional Rhythm
Accelerated Junctional Rhythm
Junctional Bradycardia
Junctional Tachycardia
Supraventricular Tachycardia: An Easy Way Out
In Revolt
From Highways to Back Roads
Why Use the Back Roads?
Premature Ventricular Contraction
Idioventricular Rhythm
Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm
Ventricular Bradycardia
Treating Low Cardiac Output
Ventricular Tachycardia
Multifocal Ventricular Tachycardia
Multifocal ventricular tachycardia (multifocal V-tach)
Ventricular Flutter
Ventricular Fibrillation
Dissolving the Mental Block
Tollbooth Trouble
A Matter of Degree
First-Degree Block
Second-Degree Block Type I (Wenckebach)
Second-Degree Block Type II (Classic Second-Degree)
Third-Degree Block
The Interpretation Tree
Treating AV Blocks
Frustration on the Highway
Landmarks on the Long Way Home
Tachycardias of the Fourth Kind
Do the Valsalva
QRS Complexes in Accord
If It’s Yellow, Waddles, and Quacks, It’s Probably V-Tach
An Electronic Superhero
Would Somebody Help Me Here?
Types of Pacemakers
Decoding the Code
Lead by Example
Think Like a Pacemaker
I Can Name that Pacemaker in Four Beats
Snow in Your House
Check Your Patient
Under the Influence
The Ghost in the Machine
Know What You’re Dealing With
What’s a QT Interval?
Measuring the QT Interval
Too Long a Rest
Pacemakers and the QT Interval
Shocking News on the QT
Shifting Focus
An Advanced Lesson inPlumbing
The Three I’s
The Sensitive T-Wave
The Rise and Fall of the ST Segment
Treating Myocardial Infarctions
Sorting Things Out
Irregular Rhythms with P-Waves
Artifact or Ventricular Tachycardia?
Absent P-Waves
Blocking AV Block Errors
Ventricular Fibrillation or Asystole?
Appendix 1 Heart Rate Tables
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E-Z ECG Rhythm Interpretation

E-Z ECG Rhythm Interpretation

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