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#### Androide89

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Do we need to know how to interpret this? If so can some explain what exactly we need to know from it to answer questions? thanks

#### doc_study

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Do we need to know how to interpret this? If so can some explain what exactly we need to know from it to answer questions? thanks
I am not sure but for steps you need to learn EKG from basics- learn how to count HR, Axis deviation, R-R interval, Heart blocks etc.

So yes u need to have understanding of the Einthoven's triangle otherwise you wont be able to determine axis deviation.

#### Androide89

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we need to know R-R intervals and axis deviation even for step 1? or is this pertaining to step 2?

#### doc_study

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we need to know R-R intervals and axis deviation even for step 1? or is this pertaining to step 2?
Yes its more likely to be tested in the step 2 but on the whole in my opinion solid knowledge in the interpretation of EKG is required both for for Step 1 and Step 2.

I hope recent exam takers can shed some more light.......

#### Androide89

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Where did you learn how to interpret EKG/Einthoven's Triangle because Kaplan, First Aid doesn't really go to well through it

#### doc_study

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Where did you learn how to interpret EKG/Einthoven's Triangle because Kaplan, First Aid doesn't really go to well through it
Well i am an old Grad and did some house job in Medicine, so had to get familiar with EKGs. If you are really interested in learning EKG, I would recommend Rapid Interpretation of EKG's by Dale Dubin

But I don't think in depth knowledge will be required in step 1 but in step 2 maybe.

#### ColleenK

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Do we need to know how to interpret this? If so can some explain what exactly we need to know from it to answer questions? thanks
You can learn about Einthoven's Triangle from this video:

Also try the training program EKG Interpretation.

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