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Articles by Karen Lieberman, MS, CRNP

Interpreting 12-Lead ECGs: A Piece by Piece Analysis

Lieberman, Karen

The Nurse Practitioner. 33(10):28-35, October 2008.

Using a systematic approach for interpreting electrocardiograms (ECGs) is necessary. A specific framework helps the reader avoid diagnostic errors made by focusing on the ECG as a whole instead of the individual parts. A step-by-step analysis may aid the clinician in recognizing both the obvious and subtle abnormalities that help guide therapy.