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 Fayez S. on 10. January 2023 for Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

It really perfect, I learn good with prof Alpert . Thanks for case's uns the clear text and language

Excellence delivery of lectures with great knowledge in the course
By DANIEL B. on 15. December 2022 for Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

Excellence knowledge Lectures are well delivered. I don't dislike anything about this lecturer I will recommend to my colleagues medical students

Making ECG easy
By Emmanuel M. on 01. November 2022 for How to Read an ECG: Conclusion

Dr Alpert did such an amazing job with this ECG series! I've always had such a difficult time truly understanding this material and he did so well breaking it down to make it easy for me to understand. Thank you so much Dr Alpert! I can tell that you truly love cardiology from watching this series!

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By Debby K. on 18. October 2022 for Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interpretation

The lessons are synthetic, precise and the concepts are easily-absorbed.