Table of Contents

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1
Electrophysiology 1
Self-Instructional Unit Electrical vs. Mechanical Function   Sodium Pump Polarization, Depolarization   Conduction System Inherent Rates Irritability, Escape   Nervous System Influence
 KEY POINTS
 SELF-TEST

CHAPTER 2
Waves and Measurements 17
Self-Instructional UnitIntroduction   Electrodes Rule of Electrical Flow   Monitoring Leads Graph Paper Voltage Measurements   Time Measurements Cardiac Cycle Waves, Intervals, Segments   P Wave and PRI QRS Complex ST Segment and T Wave Measurements   Artifact, Interference Refractory Periods 

 KEY POINTS
 SELF-TEST
 PRACTICE STRIPS (PART I)
 PRACTICE STRIPS (PART II)
 ANSWERS FOR PRACTICE STRIPS (PART I)
 ANSWERS FOR PRACTICE STRIPS (PART II)

CHAPTER 3
Analyzing EKG Rhythm Strips
Self-Instructional Unit Analysis Format   Regularity Rate  P Waves PR Intervals and QRS Complexes   Role of the AV Node Ventricular vs. Supraventricular
 KEY POINTS
 SELF-TEST
 PRACTICE STRIPS (PART I)
 PRACTICE STRIPS (PART II)

CHAPTER 4
Sinus Rhythms
Self-Instructional Unit
Introduction   Normal Sinus Rhythm   Sinus Bradycardia Sinus Tachycardia   Sinus Arrhythmia Review
 KEY POINTS
 SELF-TEST
 PRACTICE STRIPS
 INTERPRETATION OF CHAPTER 3 RHYTHM STRIPS

CHAPTER 5
Atrial Rhythms
Self-Instructional Unit Atrial Rhythms 1   Wandering Pacemaker 1   Ectopics Premature Atrial Complex   Atrial Tachycardia Atrial Flutter Atrial Fibrillation
 KEY POINTS
 SELF-TEST
 PRACTICE STRIPS

CHAPTER 6
Junctional Rhythms
Self-Instructional Unit Junctional Pacemaker   Junctional P Wave 1 Premature Junctional Complex   Junctional Escape Rhythm Junctional Tachycardia Accelerated Junctional Rhythm   Supraventricular Tachycardia
 KEY POINTS
 SELF-TEST
 PRACTICE STRIPS

CHAPTER 7
Heart Blocks
Self-Instructional Unit Conduction through the AV Node   Heart Blocks First-Degree Heart Block 2   Second-Degree Heart Blocks Type II Second-Degree Heart Block   Wenckebach (Type I Second-Degree Heart Block) Third-Degree Heart Block (Complete Heart Block)
 KEY POINTS
 SELF-TEST
 PRACTICE STRIPS

CHAPTER 8
Ventricular Rhythms
Self-Instructional Unit
Ventricular Rhythms   Premature Ventricular Complex (PVC)   Unifocal vs. Multifocal R on T Phenomenon   Runs and Couplets Grouped Beating 2 Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)   Ventricular Fibrillation Idioventricular Rhythm Asystole
 KEY POINTS
 SELF-TEST
 PRACTICE STRIPS

CHAPTER 9
Practice Makes Perfect
Introduction
 PRACTICE STRIPS

CHAPTER 10
Final Challenge
Introduction
 SELF-TEST
 ANSWERS TO SELF-TEST

APPENDIX A
Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology

APPENDIX B
Pathophysiology and Clinical Implications of Arrhythmias

APPENDIX C
12-Lead Electrocardiography

APPENDIX D
Basic 12-Lead Interpretation

APPENDIX E
Pacemakers

Glossary
Index of Practice Strips by Rhythm Names
Subject Index
Flash Cards