Rhythms at a glance
There are several important and sometimes life-threatening rhythms that you should be able to recognize at a glance. Learn how to identify these rhythms instantly.
- Rhythms at a glance
- Rhythms at a glance quiz
Rapid and regular and broad
Here you learn how to differentiate between the different forms of regular broad complex tachycardias (the QRS complexes occur at regular intervals), a key skill in rhythm analysis.
- Rapid and regular and broad
- Rapid and regular and broad quiz
Rapid and regular and narrow
Learn about the different causes for regular narrow complex tachycardias and some valuable tricks on how to differentiate between them. Some of these tricks might even end the tachycardia entirely.
- Rapid and regular and narrow
- Rapid and regular and narrow quiz
The P waves are not normal
P waves can do funny things. They can be absent, their orientation can be abnormal, and they can show up where you wouldn’t normally expect them. Learn what that tells us about the cardiac rhythm.
- The P waves are not normal
- The P waves are not normal quiz
Too many P waves
Are you counting more P waves than QRS complexes on an ECG? This chapter will teach you the pearls and pitfalls when it comes to counting the Ps.
- Too many P waves
- Too many P waves quiz
High degree AV blocks
When there are more P waves than QRS complexes, high degree AV block might be at play. Learn what that that means and what forms of blocks there are.
- High degree AV blocks
- High degree AV blocks quiz
The basic rhythm and its interruptions
In this level, you’ll learn what we mean by “basic rhythm,” in what ways the basic rhythm can be interrupted, and what to make of it.
- The basic rhythm and its interruptions
- The basic rhythm and its interruptions quiz
In this module you’ll learn everything you need to know about premature beats or ectopic beats as they are also called.
- Unexpected beats
- Unexpected beats quiz
Pauses, Rhythm Cheat Sheet, and AV dissociation
Have you ever seen pauses on the ECG? In this module, we’ll teach you when to worry and when to keep cool.
- Pauses - do we have to worry?
- AV dissociation
- The Rhythm Cheat Sheet
- Pauses and AV dissociaton quiz
Differentiate between normal and abnormal pacemaker functions and learn to recognize the different pacemaker types used today.
- Pacemakers quiz
- Wrapping up