EKG Interpretation Explained Clearly! How to Read an ECG

EKG / ECG Interpretation Explained Clearly

Learn the key skills to effectively and systematically read an electrocardiogram | taught by Roger Seheult, MD

Course curriculum

Section 1: Physiology, Leads, Waves, & The Nervous System
88:10
Video 1: Intro to This Course & Review of The Heart (free trial) FREE
Video 1 Quiz (free trial) FREE
Video 2: Physiology of the Heart
Video 2 Quiz
Video 3: EKG Leads and Vectors
Video 3 Quiz
Video 4: Leads and EKG Paper
Video 4 Quiz
Video 5: The EKG Tracing
Video 5 Quiz
Video 6: EKG Waves, Complexes, and Intervals (P, QRS, T, etc.)
Video 6 Quiz
Video 7: The Autonomic Nervous System and The Heart
Video 7 Quiz
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Section 2: Rate, Rhythm, Premature Beats, and Pauses
80:08
Video 8: Rate and Automaticity
Video 8 Quiz
Video 9: The R to R Interval and Rate Practice
Video 9 Quiz
Video 10: Rhythm & Arrhythmias
Video 10 Quiz
Video 11: Wandering Atrial Pacemaker & M.A.T.
Video 11 Quiz
Video 12: Escape Rhythms
Video 12 Quiz
Video 13: Premature Beats and Pauses
Video 13 Quiz
Video 14: Premature Beats Continued, Bigeminy, and Trigeminy
Video 14 Quiz
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Section 3: Tachyarrhythmias, Flutter, & Fibrillation
75:10
Video 15: Tacyarrhythmias
Video 15 Quiz
Video 16: Ventricular Tachycardia
Video 16 Quiz
Video 17: Torsades de Pointes
Video 17 Quiz
Video 18: Atrial & Ventricular Flutter
Video 18 Quiz
Video 19: Fibrillation
Video 19 Quiz
Video 20: Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome (free trial) FREE
Video 20 Quiz (free trial) FREE
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Section 4: Blocks
48:25
Video 21: Heart Blocks (free trial) FREE
Video 21 Quiz
Video 22: Blocks and Escape Rhythms
Video 22 Quiz
Video 23: Bundle Branch Blocks
Video 23 Quiz
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Section 5: Axis, Precordial Leads, & Hypertrophy
54:30
Video 24: Axis
Video 24 Quiz
Video 25: Precordial Leads
Video 25 Quiz
Video 26: Hypertrophy and Atrial Enlargement
Video 27: EKG Examples of RAE, LAE, & LVH
Video 26 & 27 Quiz
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Section 6: Infarction, Hemiblocks, Fascicular Blocks, & External Influences
68:47
Video 28: Infarction
Video 28 Quiz
Video 29: ST Segment Changes, Brugada, & Pericarditis
Video 29 Quiz
Video 30: Q Waves & Posterior Infarction
Video 30 Quiz
Video 31: Hemiblocks and Fascicular Blocks
Video 31 Quiz
Video 32: Left Posterior Hemiblock
Video 32 Quiz
Video 33: COPD, PE, Hyperkalemia, Digoxin and the EKG
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Section 7: EKG Interpretation "System" & Practice EKGs
81:24
Video 34: How to Systematically Read an EKG
Practice EKGs
Video 35: Practice EKG 1 (A Normal EKG)
Video 36: Practice EKG 2
Video 37: Practice EKG 3
Video 38: Practice EKG 4
Video 39: Practice EKG 5
Video 40: Practice EKG 6
Video 41: Practice EKG 7
Video 42: Practice EKG 8
Video 43: Practice EKG 9
Video 44: Practice EKG 10 (free trial) FREE
Video 45: Practice EKG 11
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Course description

CONFIDENTLY INTERPRET EKG/ECGs IN A SYSTEMATIC WAY

Dr. Seheult is trusted by Universities, students, and medical professionals, for his ability to illustrate key concepts with the right amount of detail so they are understood, not memorized... 

Achieve mastery of EKG interpretation in a straightforward progression... without becoming overburdened with information.


What you'll receive from this course:

  • An understanding of the heart's electrical activity represented on EKG paper
  • Illustrations and examples of all major abnormal ECG findings 
  • A systematic approach to pick up on  abnormal findings (and an understanding of why they develop in the first place)
  • Hands-on interpretation practice with 11 blank practice EKGs that Dr. Seheult interprets
  • Reinforcement of key cardiac physiology as needed to fully understand the ECG
  • A clinical perspective of electrocardiogram nuances, scenarios, and rare findings
  • Quiz questions after each video to reinforce essential concepts
  • Nine practice EKGs that Dr. Seheult systematically interprets
  • Up to 10 category 1 CME credits (see information below for access details)
  • 1 year of unlimited access on up to three devices, so you can review as needed.


Accreditation

- A version of this course has been approved for up to 10 hours of Category 1 CME (10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™), but you must access the course here to be eligible for CME credit (to fulfill the required survey & pre/post-test).

- Roger Seheult M.D. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP16824.  This course (on this page) is approved for 10 CE contact hours. For detailed course objectives and CE accreditation information, please click here

Special thanks to James A. Mathey PA-C, who has over 10 years of experience in cardiology and electrophysiology, for his thorough review of this course.

Reviews for EKG / ECG Interpretation Explained Clearly (33)

by Ganesh Subramaniam
by Karri Wingfield
I love the way you explain things. You have a gift for teaching. This is a very complicated skill to learn but with practice I feel I will be able to confidently read EKGs accurately. After taking this course, and going over the several EKG examples, I am really starting to catch on. I work in ICU and see EKGs daily so I will continue to apply the methodical approach you teach and hope to improve upon what I know and get faster. Thank you again and look forward to more courses through MedCram.com
by BRUCE STIRLING
Excellent, terrific learning experience. Offers a thorough overview of ECG interpretation, with valuable tools and pearls.
See all 33 reviews
by Ganesh Subramaniam
by Karri Wingfield
I love the way you explain things. You have a gift for teaching. This is a very complicated skill to learn but with practice I feel I will be able to confidently read EKGs accurately. After taking this course, and going over the several EKG examples, I am really starting to catch on. I work in ICU and see EKGs daily so I will continue to apply the methodical approach you teach and hope to improve upon what I know and get faster. Thank you again and look forward to more courses through MedCram.com
by BRUCE STIRLING
Excellent, terrific learning experience. Offers a thorough overview of ECG interpretation, with valuable tools and pearls.
by Sanny Baffour
quizes should be ecg strips.
by Michael Hulsey
by Caroline Tremblay
Very well explained. On the other hand, there was some problem with the count of the remained courses that had to be done.. Many courses that were done were not marked as so. RESPONSE from Kyle at MedCram: Thank you for the feedback Caroline, there is a small green button near the bottom right side of the screen that says "next" ... this is how the course player keeps track of your progress... so if you click around to different videos in the menu, it may not "mark them as complete"... you can always return to a video that wasn't marked and press the next button to mark it as complete (and you'll then see a green check mark in the menu). Sorry that our course player didn't make this clear the first time around, and we'll keep working on improving it.
by Baden Patterson
Very thorough. 9.5/10. The only thing I wish he would add is a video right after he goes over rhythm that just have 4 lead rhythms strips and 10 practice strip to just memorize some rhythms the he didn't go over. I feel like I understand the concepts because he so clearly explains things. I will just need to spend more time becoming familiar with identifying rhythm strips more quickly for a Paramedic usage. Other then that, very very clear and well explained. Well worth the price!
by silvana mason
I have found this course extremely helpful, well presented, I will go over it again, because I have taken some time to complete this course I have forgotten some points, excellent.
by Jay Aguila
nice
by Mariah Cecilia Opay
The subject matter was intelligibly explained. Kudos to Dr. Seheult.
by stacey stewart
I wish I would have known about these videos before my EKG class in PA school. I would of had a better understanding instead of just memorization.
by Antonette Trapp
by Terry Braley
by Jerry Astbury
Loved the course. Clear and in-depth explanations yet concise. In addition the progression through the material carries within it enough review of previous information that it aids with retention. All that anyone will be missing is practice. However, we also receive assistance here through a clearly articulated method for approaching ECG interpretation. Looking forward to additional courses. Jerry Astbury
by Suchi Mishra
Exceptional
by Jia Hwong Tan
by Sara McNulty
by Gabriel Nechifor
Presentation is done elegantly. Additional animation could enhance understanding.
by Tennyson Nadah, MD
Excellent
by Donna Cross, RN
This course is very detailed and explained clearly. Love love it!!
by Rebecca Gloria, RN
by Daniel Gavelin
by George Valdez, MD
I've been in practice 15 years, preparing for my board recertification. In the past I prepared by re-memorizing the rhythms and 'key' ekg findings. I have never truly understood so clearly, the reasoning behind every part of the EKG, and felt so comfortable and strong in approaching every line and why it all happens. Really amazing, well done. When you're done, you will feel you made a good investment. Completely worth it.
by Tracy Hamill
Clear, concise explanation for reading EKGs.
by Sukwoo Lee, NP
by Jahangirkhan Pathan, MD
Great, efficient explanations. Awesome videos as usual, always excited for your next interesting videos. Thanks so much for teaching these courses.
by Michael Rahman, MD
Well done at a very good workable pace
by Sara Carnes Costello, NP
Content and clarity of the material is excellent. I appreciate the energy expended to create this presentation.
by Dr. Asad Agwan
Just incredible
by Omar Gabriel, NP
Very helpful, provides all the essential details. Thank you.
by Daniel Rydalch, RN
Outstanding! I have been looking forward to this course being released. I have viewed and attended many EKG courses and this is by far the best! Dr. Seheult is always concise, logical and very clear with his teaching. A very skilled instructor. I hope to watch this many times for review. Thank You!!!
by Dr. Kiran Sandhu
Well organized course, though I thought some things were not mentioned on the first practice ECG (ie ST segment elevation I thought I noted). Overall, it was thorough, organized, and well-taught.
by Dr. Carlos Neyra

Instructor

Roger Seheult, MD
Roger Seheult, MD

- Quadruple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

- Over 20 years teaching experience including: as an exam preparation instructor and an assistant professor of medicine.

- Experience as a medical director for both a Southern California Physician Assistant Program and a Respiratory Therapy Program.

Click here for full bio

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CONFIDENTLY INTERPRET EKG/ECGs IN A SYSTEMATIC WAY

Dr. Seheult is trusted by Universities, students, and medical professionals, for his ability to illustrate key concepts with the right amount of detail so they are understood, not memorized... 

Achieve mastery of EKG interpretation in a straightforward progression... without becoming overburdened with information.


What you'll receive from this course:

  • An understanding of the heart's electrical activity represented on EKG paper
  • Illustrations and examples of all major abnormal ECG findings 
  • A systematic approach to pick up on  abnormal findings (and an understanding of why they develop in the first place)
  • Hands-on interpretation practice with 11 blank practice EKGs that Dr. Seheult interprets
  • Reinforcement of key cardiac physiology as needed to fully understand the ECG
  • A clinical perspective of electrocardiogram nuances, scenarios, and rare findings
  • Quiz questions after each video to reinforce essential concepts
  • Nine practice EKGs that Dr. Seheult systematically interprets
  • Up to 10 category 1 CME credits (see information below for access details)
  • 1 year of unlimited access on up to three devices, so you can review as needed.


Accreditation

- A version of this course has been approved for up to 10 hours of Category 1 CME (10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™), but you must access the course here to be eligible for CME credit (to fulfill the required survey & pre/post-test).

- Roger Seheult M.D. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP16824.  This course (on this page) is approved for 10 CE contact hours. For detailed course objectives and CE accreditation information, please click here

Special thanks to James A. Mathey PA-C, who has over 10 years of experience in cardiology and electrophysiology, for his thorough review of this course.

Reviews for EKG / ECG Interpretation Explained Clearly (33)

by Ganesh Subramaniam
by Karri Wingfield
I love the way you explain things. You have a gift for teaching. This is a very complicated skill to learn but with practice I feel I will be able to confidently read EKGs accurately. After taking this course, and going over the several EKG examples, I am really starting to catch on. I work in ICU and see EKGs daily so I will continue to apply the methodical approach you teach and hope to improve upon what I know and get faster. Thank you again and look forward to more courses through MedCram.com
by BRUCE STIRLING
Excellent, terrific learning experience. Offers a thorough overview of ECG interpretation, with valuable tools and pearls.
See all 33 reviews
by Ganesh Subramaniam
by Karri Wingfield
I love the way you explain things. You have a gift for teaching. This is a very complicated skill to learn but with practice I feel I will be able to confidently read EKGs accurately. After taking this course, and going over the several EKG examples, I am really starting to catch on. I work in ICU and see EKGs daily so I will continue to apply the methodical approach you teach and hope to improve upon what I know and get faster. Thank you again and look forward to more courses through MedCram.com
by BRUCE STIRLING
Excellent, terrific learning experience. Offers a thorough overview of ECG interpretation, with valuable tools and pearls.
by Sanny Baffour
quizes should be ecg strips.
by Michael Hulsey
by Caroline Tremblay
Very well explained. On the other hand, there was some problem with the count of the remained courses that had to be done.. Many courses that were done were not marked as so. RESPONSE from Kyle at MedCram: Thank you for the feedback Caroline, there is a small green button near the bottom right side of the screen that says "next" ... this is how the course player keeps track of your progress... so if you click around to different videos in the menu, it may not "mark them as complete"... you can always return to a video that wasn't marked and press the next button to mark it as complete (and you'll then see a green check mark in the menu). Sorry that our course player didn't make this clear the first time around, and we'll keep working on improving it.
by Baden Patterson
Very thorough. 9.5/10. The only thing I wish he would add is a video right after he goes over rhythm that just have 4 lead rhythms strips and 10 practice strip to just memorize some rhythms the he didn't go over. I feel like I understand the concepts because he so clearly explains things. I will just need to spend more time becoming familiar with identifying rhythm strips more quickly for a Paramedic usage. Other then that, very very clear and well explained. Well worth the price!
by silvana mason
I have found this course extremely helpful, well presented, I will go over it again, because I have taken some time to complete this course I have forgotten some points, excellent.
by Jay Aguila
nice
by Mariah Cecilia Opay
The subject matter was intelligibly explained. Kudos to Dr. Seheult.
by stacey stewart
I wish I would have known about these videos before my EKG class in PA school. I would of had a better understanding instead of just memorization.
by Antonette Trapp
by Terry Braley
by Jerry Astbury
Loved the course. Clear and in-depth explanations yet concise. In addition the progression through the material carries within it enough review of previous information that it aids with retention. All that anyone will be missing is practice. However, we also receive assistance here through a clearly articulated method for approaching ECG interpretation. Looking forward to additional courses. Jerry Astbury
by Suchi Mishra
Exceptional
by Jia Hwong Tan
by Sara McNulty
by Gabriel Nechifor
Presentation is done elegantly. Additional animation could enhance understanding.
by Tennyson Nadah, MD
Excellent
by Donna Cross, RN
This course is very detailed and explained clearly. Love love it!!
by Rebecca Gloria, RN
by Daniel Gavelin
by George Valdez, MD
I've been in practice 15 years, preparing for my board recertification. In the past I prepared by re-memorizing the rhythms and 'key' ekg findings. I have never truly understood so clearly, the reasoning behind every part of the EKG, and felt so comfortable and strong in approaching every line and why it all happens. Really amazing, well done. When you're done, you will feel you made a good investment. Completely worth it.
by Tracy Hamill
Clear, concise explanation for reading EKGs.
by Sukwoo Lee, NP
by Jahangirkhan Pathan, MD
Great, efficient explanations. Awesome videos as usual, always excited for your next interesting videos. Thanks so much for teaching these courses.
by Michael Rahman, MD
Well done at a very good workable pace
by Sara Carnes Costello, NP
Content and clarity of the material is excellent. I appreciate the energy expended to create this presentation.
by Dr. Asad Agwan
Just incredible
by Omar Gabriel, NP
Very helpful, provides all the essential details. Thank you.
by Daniel Rydalch, RN
Outstanding! I have been looking forward to this course being released. I have viewed and attended many EKG courses and this is by far the best! Dr. Seheult is always concise, logical and very clear with his teaching. A very skilled instructor. I hope to watch this many times for review. Thank You!!!
by Dr. Kiran Sandhu
Well organized course, though I thought some things were not mentioned on the first practice ECG (ie ST segment elevation I thought I noted). Overall, it was thorough, organized, and well-taught.
by Dr. Carlos Neyra

Instructor

Roger Seheult, MD
Roger Seheult, MD

- Quadruple Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine.

- Over 20 years teaching experience including: as an exam preparation instructor and an assistant professor of medicine.

- Experience as a medical director for both a Southern California Physician Assistant Program and a Respiratory Therapy Program.

Click here for full bio

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