Advanced Arrhythmia Interpretation

(Previously called Arrhythmias Made Simple)

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This course teaches detailed arrhythmia recognition and physiology. You learn to assess and diagnose both normal and abnormal heart rhythms. Advanced Arrhythmia Interpretation is divided into short, easily managed videos and a self-assessment quiz accompanies each lesson. You will learn all of this in 3 hours and be able to re-watch each section as many times as you want to solidify your understanding. Advanced Arrhythmia Interpretation pairs well with Advanced ECG Interpretation and can be bundled for a 15% savings. Other bundles are also available.

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Advanced Arrhythmia Interpretation is best for medical professionals who need to interpret and understand cardiac rhythms but do not need to learn all of the details of ECGs. It is also great for medical professionals who just want to hone their arrhythmia reading skills.

This course teaches how to recognize, diagnose, and properly name normal and abnormal heart rhythms. Advanced Arrhythmia Interpretation begins with basic concepts, such as identifying the ECG waves, and progresses to advanced topics like pacemaker rhythms. In total, there are about 14 short videos. Each section can be re-watched as many times as you want to help solidify the information. The course is accessible 24/7 on any device for an entire year. Videos are succinct, with detailed illustrations and audio descriptions that go at a gentle pace for better comprehension. The videos are set up to feel as if a cardiologist is giving you one-on-one instruction.

Advanced Arrhythmia Interpretation includes a Certificate of Completion, which can be presented to your workplace or institution to demonstrate competency. Advanced Arrhythmia Interpretation pairs well with Advanced ECG Interpretation and can be bundled for a 15% savings. Other bundles are also available. This course is also available for Category 1 AMA and AOA Continuing Medical Education Credits (please see our CME Courses and Bundle.)

Topics include:

  • ECG basics
  • ECG calibration
  • The ECG waves (P, Q, QRS, ST, and T)
  • Intervals (PR, QRS, and QT)
  • Impulse conduction through the heart
  • Determining the heart rate
  • Normal and abnormal heart rhythms
    • Sinus rhythms and sinus blocks
    • Junctional rhythms
    •  Atrial rhythms
    •  Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT)
    • Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Atrioventricular blocks
    • First-degree AV block
    • Second-degree AV block, Mobitz type 1
    • Second-degree AV block, Mobitz type 2
    • Third-degree AV blocks (aka complete heart block)
    • 2:1 AV blocks
  • Basic pacemaker rhythms
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What's Covered In This Course?

  • Arrhythmia Interpretation and physiology
  • Self-Assessment Quizzing
  • Learn Arrhythmia Interpretation in only 3 Hours
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Syllabus

1. Advanced Arrhythmia Interpretation (AAI-W1)

ECG/Arrhythmia Fundamentals - Advanced Arrhythmia Interpretation Normal and Abnormal Heart Rhythms - Advanced Arrhythmia Interpretation
Naming Rhythms (AAI-W1)

This chapter reviews how to name heart rhythms including those that originate from the sinus node, the atrioventricular node (junction), the ventricles, and the atria. It also reviews how to name the ventricular rates in patients with atrial fibrillation.

Sinus Rhythms and Sinus Blocks (AAI-W1)

This chapter reviews sinus rhythms and sinoatrial exit blocks. Topics covered include normal sinus rhythm; sinus bradycardia; sinus tachycardia; sinus arrhythmia; sinus pauses; sinus arrest; and sinoatrial exit blocks.

Atrial Arrhythmias (AAI-W1)

This chapter reviews the ECG criteria for atrial arrhythmias including premature atrial complexes (PACs/APCs); ectopic atrial rhythm; atrial bradycardia; atrial tachycardia; paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (PAT); multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT); wandering atrial pacemaker; atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation.

Junctional Rhythms (AAI-W1)

This chapter reviews the ECG criteria for junctional rhythms. These include idiopathic junctional rhythms, junctional bradycardia, accelerated junctional rhythm, junctional tachycardia, and brief descriptions of reentrant junctional rhythms (atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia [AVNRT]; atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia [AVRT]).

Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) (AAI-W1)

This chapter reviews the ECG changes associated with supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). It is divided into two parts. Part 1 gives brief definitions and descriptions of atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT), and atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia (AVRT). Part 2 describes these in much more detail.

Ventricular Arrhythmias (AAI-W1)

This chapter reviews the ECG criteria for ventricular arrhythmias including premature ventricular complexes (PVCs); fusion beats; idioventricular rhythms; accelerated idioventricular rhythms; ventricular tachycardia; ventricular flutter; ventricular fibrillation and torsades de pointes. Other topics include fusion beats, capture beats, interpolated PVCs, compensatory pauses, and non-compensatory pauses.

Ventricular Beats vs. Aberrancy (AAI-W1)

This chapter reviews criteria for telling the difference between ventricular beats and supraventricular beats with aberrancy. Each criterion is detailed and several ECGs are used as examples.

Atrioventricular (AV) Blocks and Dissociation Pacemakers - Advanced Arrhythmia Interpretation

Who This Course Is For

This course is for any medical provider who needs to recognize normal and abnormal heart rhythms quickly and easily but does not need to know all of the other details about ECGs. Additionally, this course offers a Certification of Completion for those needing to document competency in their institution or workplace. This is a non-CME course; however, a CME version is available.

Best for:

  • Telemetry technicians
  • Paramedics
  • ICU Nurses
  • ER Nurses
  • Anesthesiologist Assistants

Sample Course Videos

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Atrial Fibrillation - Sample Watch Preview

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Alan Ghaly, DO, FACC Verified Subscriber
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Informative and easy to understand!

I had the pleasure of being lectured about electrocardiogram interpretation by Dr. Siegal during my cardiology training. Dr. Siegal captured these lectures in videos for self-education and training. They are informative and easy to understand in a field where ECG interpretations can be intimidating. I wish I had these videos during my medical school and training years.

V. Richardson Verified Subscriber
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Great visual examples

The videos are great for people who are visual and audio learners. They go at a pace that is easy to understand and there are good visual examples.

A. Wynter Verified Subscriber
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Applicable information

I intend to apply knowledge from this course in my new position as a monitor technician.

Michael Friedman, DO, Assistant Professor, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Verified Subscriber
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Dr. Siegal shared his knowledge

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Brandy Hollabaugh, NP Verified Subscriber
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Best ECG Course I have taken!

Thank you for building a course that is easy to understand. The resource materials will be a great for reference moving forward. This is, by far, the best EKG course I have taken!