In this course, we define important terms used in the description and analysis of a tachycardia on the ECG. We explain the difference between a supraventricular tachycardia and a ventricular tachycardia. We explain the meaning of the term ‘axis’ when used in the context of ECG analysis. You will learn how to determine the ECG axis of an event in the cardiac cycle, a key skill in tachycardia diagnosis. You will learn how to identify junctional and atrial tachycardia on the ECG. You will acquire the fundamental clinical skill of accurately identifying sinus tachycardia on the ECG.
Planner and Author: Dr John Seery MB PhD
Planner: Dr Karen Strahan PhD (University of Cambridge), Head of Editorial
Planner: Tommy O'Sullivan, CME Manager
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