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The ECG in ischaemia

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In the final part of our series on ECG interpretation, this module discuss esthe ECG in ischaemia. Learning points include the application of a 10-step system for assessing ECGs, ensuring that important clinical features are not missed. This module includes a 2-question test of ECG interpretation.


After completing this module, you should be better able to:

  • Apply a 10-step system for ECG interpretation
  • Define a pathological Q wave
  • List causes of ST elevation, ST depression and T wave inversion
  • Understand how to localise ischaemia


Dr Sayan Sen, consultant cardiologist, Hammersmith Hospital London and Dr Ravi Assomull, consultant cardiologist London Northwest Healthcare NHS Trust & Imperial College NHS Healthcare Trust London

This resource is provided at an intermediate level by MIMS Learning. Read the article and reflect on what you have learned, then answer the test questions at the end.

Complete the resource to obtain a certificate of completion to include in your revalidation portfolio. You should record the time spent on this resource in your CPD log.


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