Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation

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This is the best entry-level course to learn about the ECG machine, cardiac electrical conduction, and how to read normal and abnormal heart rhythms. This course covers the typical rhythms seen day-to-day in medical practice. It does it in a succinct, easy-to-follow, video format. You will learn basic cardiac rhythms in 1 hour. Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation pairs well with Basic ECG Interpretation and can be bundled for a 15% savings. Other bundles also available.

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Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation is a full beginner’s Arrhythmia course. This course teaches basic cardiac anatomy, impulse formation and conduction, the action potential, and how the ECG machine sees impulses and translates them into graph form. Additionally, this course explains all of the major cardiac rhythms and shows you examples. Lastly, Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation reviews serious and non-serious heart rhythms.

The course contains 20 short videos and you will learn about normal and abnormal heart rhythms in about 1 hour. Each video can be re-watched as many times as you want can be re-watched as many times as you want to help solidify your understanding. 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.

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation includes a Certificate of Completion, which can be presented to your workplace or institution to demonstrate competency. This course is not available for CME. Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation pairs well with Basic ECG Interpretation and can be bundled for a 15% savings. Other bundles are also available.

Topics include:

  • Basic cardiac anatomy related to ECG interpretation
  • The action potential
  • The ECG waves (P, Q, QRS, ST, and T)
  • Impulse conduction through the heart
  • ECG calibration
  • Normal and abnormal heart rhythms
    • Sinus rhythms
    • 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
  • Serious vs. non-serious heart rhythms and ECG findings
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What's Covered In This Course?

  • Basic cardiac anatomy and physiology related to arrhythmias
  • Understanding the waveforms, calibrations, and telemetry
  • Recognizing normal and abnormal rhythms
  • Short but comprehensive videos
  • Learn Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation in only 1 Hours
  • Certificate of Completion

Course Syllabus

1. Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - ECG/Rhythm/Telemetry Basics Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - Cardiac Rhythms
Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - ECG Intervals

This chapter reviews the intervals of the electrical waveforms. Topics include the PR interval, QRS interval, and QT interval.

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - Telemetry Monitoring

This chapter reviews telemetry monitors and basic telemetry setups.

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - Naming Rhythms

This chapter reviews how to properly name rhythms. It emphasizes that rhythms are named by their location of origin and something about the heart rate.

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - Determining the Heart Rate

This chapter shows several ways to determine the heart rate on an ECG or telemetry strip.

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - Sinus Rhythms

This chapter reviews sinus rhythms (rhythms that originate from the sinoatrial (SA) node). These include normal sinus rhythm, sinus bradycardia, and sinus tachycardia.

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - Junctional Rhythms

This chapter reviews junctional rhythms (rhythms that originate from the atrioventricular (AV) node). These include idiopathic junctional rhythm, junctional bradycardia, accelerated junctional rhythm, and junctional tachycardia.

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - Ventricular Rhythms

This chapter reviews ventricular rhythms (rhythms that originate from the ventricles). These include premature ventricular complexes (PVC), ventricular couplets, monomorphic ventricular tachycardia, polymorphic ventricular tachycardia, torsades de pointes (TdP), and ventricular fibrillation.

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - Atrial Rhythms

This chapter reviews atrial rhythms (rhythms that originate from the atria). These include premature atrial complexes (PAC), ectopic atrial rhythms, atrial bradycardia, atrial tachycardia, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, and multifocal atrial tachycardia.

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

This chapter reviews supraventricular tachycardia. specifically, it covers a fast rhythm that originates from the atrioventricular (AV) node.

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - Asystole and Agonal Rhythms

This chapter reviews asystole (no heart rhythm) and agonal rhythms (slow variable ventricular rhythms of a dying heart).

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - Pacemaker Rhythms

This chapter reviews pacemaker rhythms (rhythms that originate from a pacemaker). These include ventricular pacemaker rhythms and atrioventricular pacemaker rhythms.

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - ECG Artifacts

This video goes over possible artifacts seen on the ECG and rhythm strips.

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - Atrioventricular (AV) Blocks

This lesson goes over atrioventricular (AV) blocks. It covers first-degree AV blocks, second-degree AV blocks (Mobitz 1 [Wenkebach] and Mobitz 2), third-degree (complete) AV blocks, and 2:1 AV blocks

Basic Arrhythmia Interpretation - Serious vs. Non-serious Rhythms

This chapter briefly reviews which heart rhythms are serious and may need immediate medical attention, and which rhythms are overall benign.

Final Section for Credit

Who This Course Is For

Every arrhythmia reader needs to start somewhere and this is the place! This full, yet simple, Arrhythmia Interpretation course is for anyone new to heart rhythms, ECGs, or telemetry. It is simpler than those confusing textbooks and quite complete.

Best for:

  • Beginning Medical Student
  • Medical Interns
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Physician Assistants
  • Nurses
  • EMTs
  • Paramedics
  • Telemetry Technicians
  • Medical Assistants
  • Graduate and Undergraduate Students Interested in Medicine

Sample Course Videos

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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.

Michael Friedman, DO, Assistant Professor, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Verified Subscriber
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"Dr. Siegal is a doctor's doctor. He has taken his clinical knowledge and experience and thankfully shared it with us in an informative and well written video."

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