Useful apps for interpreting electrocardiograms: 12 Lead ECG Challenge
- By: Tom Lewis
When it comes to understanding and recognising electrocardiograms, it is important you’ve seen a large number of sample strips so that different conditions can be recognised. 12 Lead ECG Challenge contains more than 150 sample 12 lead electrocardiograms with a simple premise; turn reading them into a challenge to develop the skills needed to quickly and accurately diagnose potentially life threatening conditions.
Opening the app presents the user with two main options: Challenge Me or 12 Lead Challenge. Selecting Challenge Me allows you to take a quiz consisting of five,10, or 20 questions. These are randomly selected from the question base, The 12 Lead Challenge tests the user on all 150 questions.
Each electrocardiogram is offered as a question with a short history to the case. The electrocardiogram can then be zoomed in on and examined while you try and make a diagnosis. When you have a diagnosis, you can