Understanding the ECG. Part 6: QRS axis

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Sampson, M (2016). Understanding the ECG. Part 6: QRS axis. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 11 (4), pp. 180-188.
AuthorsSampson, M
Abstract

In this sixth article of the British Journal of Cardiac Nursing ECG Interpretation series, we hope to
shed some light on these issues, and to describe the QRS axis in terms that readers can understand.
We will present the currently accepted definitions of both normal and abnormal axis, as defined by
internationally agreed practice guidelines. We will also explain how to evaluate axis on the 12-lead
ECG, using simple methods that are appropriate to the clinical setting. Finally, we will examine the
most common cause of axis deviation, the fascicular blocks.

Keywords1102 Cardiovascular Medicine And Haematology; 1110 Nursing; 1117 Public Health And Health Services
Year2016
JournalBritish Journal of Cardiac Nursing
Journal citation11 (4), pp. 180-188
PublisherLondon South Bank University
ISSN1749-6403
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.12968/bjca.2016.11.4.180
Publication dates
Print02 Apr 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited05 Dec 2017
Accepted02 Apr 2016
Accepted author manuscript
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CC BY 4.0
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