In this course, we define the key term ‘aberrant conduction’. We teach you how to identify the likely site of origin, within the heart, of escape rhythms and ectopic beats. We teach you how to recognize normal cardiac conduction on the ECG. We teach you the anatomy of the arterial blood supply of the cardiac conducting system. A knowledge of this vascular anatomy is necessary to understand important ECG abnormalities in ischemic heart disease. The principles and definitions explained here will facilitate your learning in the area of tachyarrhythmia diagnosis.
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