Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions About the Exam
- Does the exam come with explained answers?
Yes. Each question in this DEMO (and each question on all Practice Exams on our actual site) comes with a detailed explained answer plus link to a mini-didactic pdf with further discussion on the subject area of the question asked.
- Can the answers to each question be immediately accessed, or do you have to complete an exam to see all of the answers?
Answers can be immediately obtained after any question by clicking the GRADE EXAM button at the top of the page.
However, all the questions to a particular exam will be answered at the same time when doing this.
To eliminate the answers, push the UNGRADE EXAM button at the top of the page.
The answers will disappear but your prior choices will not. To eliminate the answers and your choices see the next question.
- Can the exams be taken only once or many times?
This DEMO Exam (as well as all of our Practice Exams on our actual web site) may be taken as often as you wish.
To eliminate your prior choices –
Simply click on the CLEAR MY ANSWERS button at the top of the page.
(NOTE: Real Exams for an actual grade differ from this Demo and the Practice Exams in that they can only be taken once – and explained answers are not provided.)
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- NOTE: See below for an Overview Summary of the major clinical ECG content areas covered on our Practice and Real ECG Exams.
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Ken Grauer, MD (email@example.com)
Overview of Clinical ECG Content Covered:
The figures and questions on the Practice and Real Exams have been developed by Dr. Ken Grauer
with the goal of representing an assessment of the essential areas of clinical ECG interpretation by the primary care clinician.
The following is a list of the major Content Categories that are tested:
- Rate & Rhythm (including recognition of sinus mechanism rhythms; normal variant rhythms; PACs-PJCs-PVCs; junctional rhythms; ventricular rhythms; AV blocks and AV dissociation; sinus pause duration; sick sinus rhythms).
- Tachycardias (including atrial fibrillation/flutter/MAT/PSVT/VT; differential diagnosis of regular narrow and wide-complex tachycardias; rhythms of cardiac arrest).
- Intervals-Conduction Defects (assessment of PR/QRS/QT interval duration; causes of a long QT; diagnosis of RBBB/LBBB/IVCD/WPW; awareness of Brugada syndrome).
- Axis-Hemiblocks (axis determination including recognition of a normal axis; right and left axis deviation; indeterminate axis; hemiblocks).
- Chamber Enlargement (recognition of LAA/RAA/LVH/RVH/COPD and ECG signs of pulmonary embolism).
- Ischemia-Infarction-QRST Changes (recognition of ischemia and new or old infarction; recognition of infarct location; assessment of QRST changes including nonspecific abnormalities, repolarization and other normal variants; knowing when Q waves and T inversion should be concerning; causes of ST depression; recognition of pericarditis and electrolyte disorders; causes of a tall R in V1).
- Technical Mishaps (recognizing lead misplacement; distinction from dextrocardia; other technical mishaps).
- Clinical Decision-Making (including recognition of acute vs old ECG changes; deciding what should be done for the patient whose tracing is shown in view of the clinical history presented in the question).