MDA 1570

Basic Electrocardiography

3 Credits

Prerequisites: Completion of the Medical Assisting Orientation

Students will gain hands-on experience using an electrocardiograph machine after learning the circulatory, conduction and mechanical systems of the heart, Einthovenís Triangle, cardiac depolarization, repolarization and terminology. Drugs and their effect on the heart will be discussed. The student will learn to measure the cardiac complex, recognize and eliminate artifacts on a graph and identify basic arrhythmias of the heart as recorded on the EKG. Holter Monitoring and the principles of stress testing will also be presented. Course/lab fees.