How to record and interpret an electrocardiogram

Charlotte Pace
Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Veterinary nurses are frequently required to record electrocardiograms (ECGs). Some arrhythmias need quick recognition and action, and so a nurse that can assist is incredibly valuable. This article will discuss how to record a good quality ECG trace and how to minimise artifact interference. It will also describe the ‘normal’ ECG appearance and show how to interpret the recording using six simple step-by-step questions. It will also highlight and explain some of the more common arrhythmias seen.

How to record and interpret an electrocardiogram
How to record and interpret an electrocardiogram

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