A discussion of the advanced arrhythmia concepts of overdrive suppression, concealed conduction, excitable gaps, and entrainment.
A review of basic EKG interpretation and cardiac auscultation, using actual clinical cases to demonstrate connections between patient symptoms, EKG findings, and abnormalities of auscultation. I recommend first viewing my videos on “Heart Murmurs”, “Heart Sounds”, “Intro to EKG: Rate and Axis”, and “Intro to EKG: Chamber Enlargement”, as this review will rely heavily on information present during those lectures.
Never trust the computer, use a systematic method, consider the clinical context with synthesizing findings, compare current EKG to prior, and EKG is just one more piece of imperfect data to incorporate into the differential diagnosis.
A summary of pathologic Q waves, R wave progression, ST elevation and depression, and T wave abnormalities.
10 examples of tachyarrythmias, along with explanations as to how to identify them.
An approach to the differential diagnosis of tachyarrhythmias based upon EKG characteristics.
Mechanisms, etiologies, and EKG characteristics of sinus tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, multifocal atrial tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, and ventricular tachycardia.