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AAST education | Education | EKG

The Fundamentals of EKG

By: Lisa M. Endee, MPH, RT, RRT-SDS, RPSGT
September 8th, 2022

A vital component of a full night polysomnogram is the monitoring of a patient’s heart rate and rhythm via the electrocardiogram (EKG) channel, as it gives a graphical illustration of the electrical activity of the heart and provides an important tool for maintaining patient safety. Understanding the components of the EKG is central to identifying heart rate and rhythm disturbances and assessing a patient’s cardiovascular status.

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