Up until now, we have posted basic rhythm strips in this area of the ECG Guru for those of you who are teachers of beginning students. Today, we offer a "normal" 12-Lead ECG for those desiring to introduce students to the 12-Lead format. It is always best to become familiar with normal before venturing into the realm of "abnormal". Encourage your students to find what they know to be normal, then add to their knowledge. Examples of findings which are within normal limits are: rate, rhythm, P wave morphology, QRS morphology, intervals, axis, R wave progression, ST segments, and T wave direction.
While advanced practitioners can almost always find something that is not "normal", we must remember that that can be said about almost any human body. This ECG was taken from a healthy volunteer with no medical complaints.