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.
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)
The ECG lectures, including this Case Session, are excellent. Thank you, Dr Alpert, for sharing your experiences and expertise.
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
This matter is complex and Profesor Alpert explain easy and friendly. I like his style