Basics EKG                             By                       Mr Murdin Amit                 (Lecturer cum coordinator) ...
Outline1. Review of the conduction system2. EKG waveforms and intervals3. EKG leads4. Determining heart rate5. Determining...
The Normal Conduction System
What is an EKG?The electrocardiogram (EKG) is arepresentation of the electrical events of thecardiac cycle.Each event has ...
What types of pathology can we identify        and study from EKGs? Arrhythmias Myocardial ischemia and infarction Pericar...
Waveforms and Intervals
EKG LeadsLeads are electrodes which measure thedifference in electrical potential betweeneither:1. Two different points on...
EKG LeadsThe standard EKG has 12 leads:      3 Standard Limb Leads                                    3 Augmented Limb Lea...
Standard Limb Leads
Standard Limb Leads
Augmented Limb Leads
All Limb Leads
Precordial Leads        Adapted from: www.numed.co.uk/electrodepl.html
Precordial Leads
Summary of Leads               Limb Leads            Precordial LeadsBipolar            I, II, III               -        ...
Arrangement of Leads on the EKG
Anatomic Groups    (Septum)
Anatomic Groups  (Anterior Wall)
Anatomic Groups  (Lateral Wall)
Anatomic Groups  (Inferior Wall)
Anatomic Groups   (Summary)
Determining the Heart RateRule of 30010 Second Rule
Rule of 300Take the number of “big boxes” betweenneighboring QRS complexes, and divide thisinto 300. The result will be ap...
What is the heart rate?                         www.uptodate.com    (300 / 6) = 50 bpm
What is the heart rate?                            www.uptodate.com   (300 / ~ 4) = ~ 75 bpm
What is the heart rate?    (300 / 1.5) = 200 bpm
The Rule of 300It may be easiest to memorize the following table:               # of big       Rate                boxes  ...
10 Second RuleAs most EKGs record 10 seconds of rhythm perpage, one can simply count the number of beatspresent on the EKG...
What is the heart rate?The Alan E. Lindsay ECG Learning Center ; http://medstat.med.utah.edu/kw/ecg/                    33...
The QRS AxisThe QRS axis represents the net overall direction of the heart’s electrical activity.Abnormalities of axis can...
The QRS AxisBy near-consensus, thenormal QRS axis is definedas ranging from -30° to +90°.-30° to -90° is referred to as al...
Determining the AxisThe Quadrant ApproachThe Equiphasic Approach
Determining the AxisPredominantly   Predominantly   Equiphasic   Positive       Negative
The Quadrant Approach1. Examine the QRS complex in leads I and aVF to determine   if they are predominantly positive or pr...
The Quadrant Approach2. In the event that LAD is present, examine lead II to   determine if this deviation is pathologic. ...
Quadrant Approach: Example 1                                          The Alan E. Lindsay                                 ...
Quadrant Approach: Example 2                                                         The Alan E. Lindsay                  ...
The Equiphasic Approach1. Determine which lead contains the most equiphasic QRS   complex. The fact that the QRS complex i...
Equiphasic Approach: Example 1       The Alan E. Lindsay ECG Learning Center ; http://medstat.med.utah.edu/kw/ecg/Equiphas...
Equiphasic Approach: Example 2         The Alan E. Lindsay ECG Learning Center ; http://medstat.med.utah.edu/kw/ecg/Equiph...
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  1. 1. Basics EKG By Mr Murdin Amit (Lecturer cum coordinator) Bachelor in Health Science (Hons), UNISEL MalaysiaBachelor in Business Administration (HRM) UPM Malaysia Diploma in Medical Assistant, Malaysia Certificate in Teaching Health Personnel Certificate in Emergency Management
  2. 2. Outline1. Review of the conduction system2. EKG waveforms and intervals3. EKG leads4. Determining heart rate5. Determining QRS axis
  3. 3. The Normal Conduction System
  4. 4. What is an EKG?The electrocardiogram (EKG) is arepresentation of the electrical events of thecardiac cycle.Each event has a distinctive waveform, thestudy of which can lead to greater insightinto a patient’s cardiac pathophysiology.
  5. 5. What types of pathology can we identify and study from EKGs? Arrhythmias Myocardial ischemia and infarction Pericarditis Chamber hypertrophy Electrolyte disturbances (i.e. hyperkalemia, hypokalemia) Drug toxicity (i.e. digoxin and drugs which prolong the QT interval)
  6. 6. Waveforms and Intervals
  7. 7. EKG LeadsLeads are electrodes which measure thedifference in electrical potential betweeneither:1. Two different points on the body (bipolar leads)2. One point on the body and a virtual reference point with zero electrical potential, located in the center of the heart (unipolar leads)
  8. 8. EKG LeadsThe standard EKG has 12 leads: 3 Standard Limb Leads 3 Augmented Limb Leads 6 Precordial Leads The axis of a particular lead represents the viewpoint from which it looks at the heart.
  9. 9. Standard Limb Leads
  10. 10. Standard Limb Leads
  11. 11. Augmented Limb Leads
  12. 12. All Limb Leads
  13. 13. Precordial Leads Adapted from: www.numed.co.uk/electrodepl.html
  14. 14. Precordial Leads
  15. 15. Summary of Leads Limb Leads Precordial LeadsBipolar I, II, III - (standard limb leads)Unipolar aVR, aVL, aVF V1-V6 (augmented limb leads)
  16. 16. Arrangement of Leads on the EKG
  17. 17. Anatomic Groups (Septum)
  18. 18. Anatomic Groups (Anterior Wall)
  19. 19. Anatomic Groups (Lateral Wall)
  20. 20. Anatomic Groups (Inferior Wall)
  21. 21. Anatomic Groups (Summary)
  22. 22. Determining the Heart RateRule of 30010 Second Rule
  23. 23. Rule of 300Take the number of “big boxes” betweenneighboring QRS complexes, and divide thisinto 300. The result will be approximatelyequal to the rateAlthough fast, this method only works forregular rhythms.
  24. 24. What is the heart rate? www.uptodate.com (300 / 6) = 50 bpm
  25. 25. What is the heart rate? www.uptodate.com (300 / ~ 4) = ~ 75 bpm
  26. 26. What is the heart rate? (300 / 1.5) = 200 bpm
  27. 27. The Rule of 300It may be easiest to memorize the following table: # of big Rate boxes 1 300 2 150 3 100 4 75 5 60 6 50
  28. 28. 10 Second RuleAs most EKGs record 10 seconds of rhythm perpage, one can simply count the number of beatspresent on the EKG and multiply by 6 to get thenumber of beats per 60 seconds.This method works well for irregular rhythms.
  29. 29. What is the heart rate?The Alan E. Lindsay ECG Learning Center ; http://medstat.med.utah.edu/kw/ecg/ 33 x 6 = 198 bpm
  30. 30. The QRS AxisThe QRS axis represents the net overall direction of the heart’s electrical activity.Abnormalities of axis can hint at: Ventricular enlargement Conduction blocks (i.e. hemiblocks)
  31. 31. The QRS AxisBy near-consensus, thenormal QRS axis is definedas ranging from -30° to +90°.-30° to -90° is referred to as aleft axis deviation (LAD)+90° to +180° is referred to asa right axis deviation (RAD)
  32. 32. Determining the AxisThe Quadrant ApproachThe Equiphasic Approach
  33. 33. Determining the AxisPredominantly Predominantly Equiphasic Positive Negative
  34. 34. The Quadrant Approach1. Examine the QRS complex in leads I and aVF to determine if they are predominantly positive or predominantly negative. The combination should place the axis into one of the 4 quadrants below.
  35. 35. The Quadrant Approach2. In the event that LAD is present, examine lead II to determine if this deviation is pathologic. If the QRS in II is predominantly positive, the LAD is non-pathologic (in other words, the axis is normal). If it is predominantly negative, it is pathologic.
  36. 36. Quadrant Approach: Example 1 The Alan E. Lindsay ECG Learning Center http://medstat.med.utah .edu/kw/ecg/ Negative in I, positive in aVF  RAD
  37. 37. Quadrant Approach: Example 2 The Alan E. Lindsay ECG Learning Center http://medstat.med.utah .edu/kw/ecg/Positive in I, negative in aVF  Predominantly positive in II  Normal Axis (non-pathologic LAD)
  38. 38. The Equiphasic Approach1. Determine which lead contains the most equiphasic QRS complex. The fact that the QRS complex in this lead is equally positive and negative indicates that the net electrical vector (i.e. overall QRS axis) is perpendicular to the axis of this particular lead.2. Examine the QRS complex in whichever lead lies 90° away from the lead identified in step 1. If the QRS complex in this second lead is predominantly positive, than the axis of this lead is approximately the same as the net QRS axis. If the QRS complex is predominantly negative, than the net QRS axis lies 180° from the axis of this lead.
  39. 39. Equiphasic Approach: Example 1 The Alan E. Lindsay ECG Learning Center ; http://medstat.med.utah.edu/kw/ecg/Equiphasic in aVF  Predominantly positive in I  QRS axis ≈ 0°
  40. 40. Equiphasic Approach: Example 2 The Alan E. Lindsay ECG Learning Center ; http://medstat.med.utah.edu/kw/ecg/Equiphasic in II  Predominantly negative in aVL  QRS axis ≈+150°

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