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EKG Rhythms
 This page was last updated on 15-Jun-02

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KGs can seem confusing, but they don't have to be.  We've found some user-friendly, step-by-step tutorials to help you learn the how's and why's, as well as methods of strip interpretation.  Work through the tutorials, then scroll down to the middle of this page.  We've posted some sample EKG rhythm strips  - see if you recognize any!

This online tutorial covers the theoretical basis of the EKG, and introduction to EKG leads (standard, augmented and precordial), the parts of the EKG, cardiac depolarization and repolarization sequences, and more.

This site, developed by Nurse George, features a very easy-to-understand, friendly tutorial on EKGs - from cardiac anatomy and physiology, to descriptions of the different types of rhythms (sinus, atrial, junctional and ventricular).  Also included is a section on cardiac drugs and an online quiz.

This is a great step-by-step tutorial, which includes an explanation of why the 12-lead is used and a mini-quiz after each section.

More resources will be added as we find them!  If you have a great resource to add, let us know - e-mail with your suggestions.


JOSEPH for DOS is an expert system used to help teach EKG reading skills. There are ten chapters of tutorials and drills. Click the button below for more info:

The ECG Simulator is an animated cardiac rhythm simulator with a variety of functions. Learn about basic ECGs, practice rhythm interpretation, and identify ECGs. Click on the button below for more info:

Sinus Rhythm

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Flutter

Ventricular Tachycardia

Ventricular Fibrillation

A special thank you to for these EKG Rhythm Strips!

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