Chapter 3. ECG Interpretation of Cardiac Arrhythmias

  1. Philip Jevon RGN, BSc (Hon), PGCE Resuscitation Officer Clinical Skills Lead Honorary Clinical Lecturer

Published Online: 4 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318388.ch3

ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition

ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition

How to Cite

Jevon, P. (2009) ECG Interpretation of Cardiac Arrhythmias, in ECGs for Nurses, Second Edition, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318388.ch3

Author Information

  1. Manor Hospital, Walsall, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 11 SEP 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181624

Online ISBN: 9781444318388

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Keywords:

  • ECG interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias;
  • cardiac arrhythmia and total lack of rhythm;
  • enhanced automaticity and arrhythmias;
  • two distinct time-related mechanisms for reperfusion arrhythmias;
  • conduction disturbances or AV block;
  • cardiac arrhythmia classification;
  • six-stage approach to ECG interpretation of cardiac arrhythmias;
  • QRS rhythm - regular or irregular;
  • P waves and QRS complex

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Learning Outcomes

  • Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias

  • Classification of Cardiac Arrhythmias

  • Six-Stage Approach to ECG Interpretation of Cardiac Arrhythmias

  • Chapter Summary

  • References