Electrocardiogram (ECG) Interactive Training Site

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What is the Emory ECG Training Site?

In the medical field, clinicians, house staff, and medical students are required to have a certain set of knowledge and skill sets that allow them to understand and interpret electrocardiograms (ECGs). However, ECG literacy is currently limited by classroom materials and other forms of written text. This website aims to provide the medical community with the opportunity to interpret ECGs in specific contexts. Emory's ECG Training Site provides a more interactive form of studying that is well adapted to varying ECGs that are encountered in the field on a day-to-day basis.

ECG Diagnosis Categories

Browse through different cases and look at ECGs based on a certain diagnosis. For each case, there is a description of an anonymous patient, an ECG, key findings/coding for the boards, and a set of questions to test your ability to interpret the ECG.

ECG Training Curriculum (Emory IM Residents)

ECG Interpretation

As ECG interpretation is a fundamental practical skill, we recommend that you practice reading 12-lead ECGs systematically on a regular basis, on every patient. During your Hurst/Midtown Cardiology rotation, you will work on refining this skill through a dedicated curriculum focused on developing a systematic approach.

The Hurst Cardiology ECG Curriculum employs a video series, an interactive website of example cases, and biweekly morning reports to ensure you are learning a systematic approach to ECG interpretation and progressing toward proficiency. The online resources are accessible on desktop computers and mobile devices. Each intern will view the video curriculum based on the below schedule, along with cases from the Emory ECG website, to prepare for discussion in the Hurst Morning Report.

We encourage you to view these videos before, during, and after your Cardiology rotation to continue to refresh and advance your skills.

Hurst Morning Report will be facilitated on a biweekly basis by Drs. Morris, Williams, and Wells at Emory University Hospital and Emory University Hospital Midtown. During these sessions, you will have the opportunity to discuss any questions about the week’s curriculum topics and to review the website cases and present your patients and their ECGs for discussion.

You will be tested for proficiency at the end of Hurst Cardiology and again at the end of your intern year. If you do not meet the criteria for passing, you will be scheduled for a meeting to review your test results and receive additional guidance. Afterward, you will be required to interpret five additional ECGs each week for faculty review until you have reached proficiency.

See below for our ECG Video Curriculum Outline and Curriculum Pacing.

ECG Training Curriculum Worksheet

Click here to download the ECG Training Curriculum Worksheet (for residents)

ECG Video Curriculum Outline

1. Introduction to 12-Lead ECG Interpretation

2. Method, Rate, Rhythm

3. All About Intervals

4. QRS Axis, QRS Transition, and R-Wave Progression - Part 1 and Part 2

5. Ischemia, Infarction, and the Waveforms Q through U - Part 1 and Part 2

6. Chamber Abnormalities - Part 1 and Part 2

7. Bundle Branch Blocks and Secondary ST-T Patterns

ECG Curriculum Pacing

Before Hurst Cardiology, and no later than Tuesday of Week 1:

  • Review Video Topics 1-4
  • Prepare example ECGs Case A and Case B for Hurst Morning Report

Week 2:

  • Review Video Topics 5-7
  • Prepare example ECGs Case C and Case D for Hurst Morning Report

Week 3:

You will be tested for proficiency at the end of Hurst Cardiology and again at the end of your intern year. Any intern who does not meet the criteria for passing will be assigned five additional weekly ECGs to interpret for cardiology faculty review until proficiency is gained.

ECG Training Site Leadership

ECG Training Site Developers

Girish Kalra, MD

Girish Kalra, MD - Assistant Professor of Medicine, Emory Division of General Medicine and Geriatrics

Neal Bhatia, MD Neal Bhatia, MD - Cardiology Fellow at Emory University

Sagar Patel - Undergraduate at Georgia Institute of Technology

Raghav Srinath - Undergraduate at Georgia Institute of Technology

Provide Feedback

Please let us know how to improve Emory's ECG Training Site by contacting ecg.training.site@gmail.com.