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Heart Beat 101

by Dr. Stephen Sinatra
Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

The basic electrocardiographic (ECG, or EKG from the German for “kardio”) representation of the heart beat is an important diagnostic tool in cardiology. It’s made up of several parts: the P wave, the PR interval, the Q wave, the QRS complex, the T wave, and the QT interval.

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