Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

by Joseph Alpert, MD

The electrocardiogram (ECG) is one of the most versatile and identifiable tools used in medicine. Earning its inventor, Willem Einthoven, a Nobel Prize, the ECG continues to be used in almost all hospitals and healthcare centers in the world, in large part due to its diagnostic yield for a multitude of conditions, cost-effectiveness, and speed. It’s a must for every clinician to become proficient at interpreting ECG tracings.

In this course, the student will be instructed on how to read and interpret an ECG systematically, using clinical cases as examples of the most characteristic findings of different conditions.

For optimal understanding, the student should be familiar with the anatomy of the heart, with special emphasis on coronary circulation and the conduction system, and cardiac physiology, with special attention to the cardiac cycle and membrane potential.

Course Details

  • Videos 44
  • Duration 3:07 h
  • Quiz questions 97
  • Concept Pages 20


Your Educators of course Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

 Joseph Alpert, MD

Joseph Alpert, MD

Dr. Joseph Alpert is the Professor of Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Director of Coronary Care and Medical Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation at the University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine, USA.
He obtained his Medical Degree cum laude from Harvard Medical School in 1969. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Association of Professors of Medicine, and Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Medicine.
Due to his achievements, he earned the Gifted Teacher Award from the American College of Cardiology in 2004.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Alpert teaches courses on Cardiology and the Cardiac System.

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By Angeline L. on 30. September 2022 for Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

Great!!! Super understandable. Precise and straight to the point. Doctor Alpert is great

Cardiac axis
By Sara W. on 12. September 2022 for Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

There were some points that I didn’t find easy to understand such as cardiac axis The doctor in some parts was explaining things that weren’t clear on the slides so I was confused

Absolutely fantastic!
By Ameli A. on 27. August 2022 for How to Read an Electrocardiogram (ECG): Introduction

Absolutely fantastic to explain the very basics of the cardiac cycle reflected in the ECG. THANK YOU!

By Godpower M. on 20. August 2022 for Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

The presenter is very qualified. The choice and the arrangement of the topics, and the delivery of the presentation were excellent