Welcome to our Cardiac Arrhythmia Training and Reference Guide Center. This page provides a summary definition followed by paragraphs which describe our practice drills, quizzes, lessons and interactive guides.
Cardiac arrhythmia describes an abnormally beating heart. It may have an irregular rhythm or may have a rate that is too slow or too fast.
A range of tests may be used to study a patient's cardiac arrhythmia: electrocardiograms, stress tests, holter monitors, event monitors, echocardiograms, electrophysiology studies, head-up-tilt-table tests and cardiac catheterization. This website provides several arrhythmia training tools:
Learn how to recognize the essential features of an EKG with this short course. Features covered include calculating heart rate from an EKG tracing, assessing cardiac rhythm, observing P-wave forms, and measurement of intervals and segments. An emphasis in placed on user interactivity.
Use our cardiac arrhythmia practice strips to build EKG skills and knowledge. Using over one hundred tracings, across 30 types of EKGs, these rhythm practice strips provide a fun challenge. After answering the drill question, the answer is evaluated and detailed coaching feedback is provided.
The quiz present twenty EKGs. Feedback is provided with each answer and a cumulative score is kept. At the end of the quiz fully graded report is provided. Scoring averages for all users are available.
The ECG Monitor Quiz is allows users to practice reading EKG's, but using a simulated EKG patient monitor with moving waveform instead of a static paper tracing.
The origin and heart rate are used to help classify cardiac arrhythmias.
EKG Academy Cardiac Arrhythmia Lessons
American Heart Association
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