Understanding the ECG part 1: anatomy and physiology

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Sampson, M. and McGrath, A. (2015). Understanding the ECG part 1: anatomy and physiology. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing. 10 (11), pp. 548-554. https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2015.10.11.548
AuthorsSampson, M. and McGrath, A.
Abstract

This first article in a series on 12-lead ECG interpretation explores the importance of the ECG as a diagnostic tool, discusses the anatomy and physiology underpinning cardiac electrical activity, and introduces the basic waveforms seen on the ECG.

KeywordsElectrocardiogram, electrocardiography, ECG, 12-lead, cardiac conduction system, depolarisation, repolarisation
Year2015
JournalBritish Journal of Cardiac Nursing
Journal citation10 (11), pp. 548-554
PublisherMark Allen Group
ISSN2052-2207
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.12968/bjca.2015.10.11.548
Web address (URL)https://www.magonlinelibrary.com/doi/full/10.12968/bjca.2015.10.11.548
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AcceptedOct 2015
Deposited01 Dec 2022
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