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A student can use online resources, such as the reference guide on 40 different arrhythmias that Practical Clinical Skills provides, to practice reading electrocardiogram outputs. A student learns about these different a... More »

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Different parts of the EKG strip graph represent an electrical signal's journey through the heart during an electrocardiogram, explains the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The electrical pattern represented on... More »

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An abnormal electrocardiogram reading can result from an electrolyte imbalance, medication side effects or a heart attack, according to Healthline. Abnormalities in the heart rate, rhythm, shape and size are additional r... More »

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According to the National Institutes of Health, an EKG, or electrocardiogram, can show if a patient is having issues with his heart's electrical system. An EKG is a diagnostic tool that doctors can use to determine if a ... More »

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An abnormal electrocardiogram reading can result from an electrolyte imbalance, medication side effects or a heart attack, according to Healthline. Abnormalities in the heart rate, rhythm, shape and size are additional r... More »

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The proper placement of electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) leads are the right arm, left arm, left leg and six different placements on the chest, notes the University of Utah. An EKG measures the electrical activity of the h... More »

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ECG and EKG are both acronyms for electrocardiogram. This is a test for problems with the electrical activity of the heart, which triggers the heart muscle to contract and pump blood through the arteries. Doctors may ord... More »

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