2. The Normal ECG

  1. Fred Kusumoto MD and
  2. Pam Bernath RN, RN-C

Published Online: 23 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119962168.ch2

ECG Interpretation for Everyone: An On-The-Spot Guide

ECG Interpretation for Everyone: An On-The-Spot Guide

How to Cite

Kusumoto, F. and Bernath, P. (2012) The Normal ECG, in ECG Interpretation for Everyone: An On-The-Spot Guide, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119962168.ch2

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 3 FEB 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470655566

Online ISBN: 9781119962168

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Keywords:

  • normal ECG;
  • anatomy and function of heart, essential;
  • sequential pumping, and electrical signal control;
  • normal electrical activity of heart;
  • “pacemaker cells” and spontaneous depolarization;
  • pacemaker activity of sinus node, through atria;
  • sinus node and electrical impulse, from shape of P wave;
  • right and left atrial depolarization, P wave, positive, or negative;
  • atrioventricular conduction;
  • ECG, timing relationship of cardiac events

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Normal electrical activity of the heart

  • Timing of normal cardiac activity