This page provides an overview of our Cardiac Dysrhythmia drills and courses.
A cardiac dysrhythmia is an abnormal heart beat: the rhythm may be irregular in its pacing or the heart rate may be low or high. Some dysrhythmias are potentially life threatening while other dysrhythmias (such as sinus arrhythmia) are normal.
Cardiac dysrhythmias are classified by origin (atria or ventricles) and by heart rate.
Electrocardiograms, stress tests, echocardiograms, holter monitors, event monitors, electrophysiology studies, head-up-tilt-table tests and cardiac catheterization can be used in testing for cardiac arrhythmias. Learn more about cardiac dysrhythmia on this website:
To learn about cardiac arrhythmias we begin with a study of the essential features of an EKG wave. This includes assessing the P-wave, measuring EKG intervals and segments, heart rhythm evaluation and determining heart rate from an EKG tracing. The quiz within this short course are helps determine learning progress.
Practice rhythm strips are very useful in learning cardiac dysrhythmias.
After taking the basics course and practicing with the dysrhythmia drills, try this 20 question quiz. Immediate feedback as well as a detailed report are available to facilitate learning.
Use our simulated patient monitor as a 'twist' on our quiz format. The moving waveform presents a different type of challenge in EKG assessment.
EKG Academy Cardiac Arrhythmia Lessons
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