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How I Learned to Read ECGs Better than a Cardiologist

How I Learned to Read ECGs Better than a Cardiologist

I left medical school with a poor understanding of ECGs. I could determine the rate, rhythm, and axis, and maybe a “tombstone” STEMI, but that was about it.

During the first week of residency at NYU/Bellevue, I became even more insecure when one of my co-residents, Stephen Hogue, had an expert-like ability to read ECGs.

I asked him how he became so comfortable reading ECGs. Stephen mentioned he took a course with Dr. Tom Evans at UCSF and was provided Dr. Evans’s famous crib sheets.

So, I started reading the crib sheets. It helped but still did not provide the foundation I needed.

Then it happened. I found my path. Here it is:
I purchased ECGs for the Emergency Physician 1 by Amal Mattu and William Brady.

CriticalCare.news
January 4, 2020

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