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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
 

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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.
 

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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.......
 

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