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 33


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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Excellent teacher
By Elena V. on 30. September 2023 for ECG Case: 88-year-old Man with Syncope

Dr. Joseph Alpert explains clearly what us, students, always miss by ourselves. Really great series of lectures!!!

Good lecture, needs material updates/error fixes
By Marat S. on 27. August 2023 for Second-degree AV Blocks

Good lecture overall. Downloadable slide materials do not contain all slides and need to be updated (I note this issue was raised by another commenter 3 years ago and responded to indicating it was fixed at that time although the issue persists currently), a few mis-spoken moments need either an audio re-record or an on-screen note (3:1 type 1 2nd degree block first described as 3:4, then as 2:1)

ECG Sessions well explained.
By Maribeth H. on 21. August 2023 for Power ECG Case Session

The ECG lectures, including this Case Session, are excellent. Thank you, Dr Alpert, for sharing your experiences and expertise.

Good explanation
By Hilda Maria P. on 07. August 2023 for Effects of Electrolyte Abnormalities on the ECG

Excelent class for a complex matter, hiperkalemia is serious and potencially dead problem with the other anormalities of electrolyties is better to search the real cause of EKG anormalities and do not expect that EKG give you the answer