An irregular heartbeat can be a heart rate that is too slow or too fast or the rhythm may be an irregular rhythm from beat to beat.
While there are several types of tests for irregular heartbeat; in this website, we will discuss one particular test: electrocardiogram (EKG). Our training materials include the following:
The lessons in this course will help you learn to determine heart rate from an EKG tracing and assessing cardiac rhythm. Discussion and examples will help you observe P-wave forms and measure EKG waveform intervals and segments. You can also practice what is taught in each lesson using that lesson's quiz.
Try our heartbeat practice strips to gain confidence and speed in arrhythmia interpretation. After each answer, scoring and detailed coaching is provided. With 100+ EKG strips, this drill can be repeated many times.
The irregular heartbeat quiz consists twenty EKGs that require assessment. With each answer, feedback is given. A report with all twenty questions and correct answers is provided at the completion of the quiz.
A moving EKG waveform in this quiz is used to introduce you to observing a patient monitor.
The origin and heart rate are used to help classify irregular heart rhythms.
Bradycardia describes slow heartbeats (under 60 beats per minute).
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