Electrocardiogram template

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1] Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Charmaine Patel, M.D. [2]

Introduction to the Electrocardiogram Page

  • The page name should be "(Disease name) electrocardiogram", with only the first letter of the title capitalized.
  • Goal: To provide a description and examples of key EKG findings that may occur in the disease you are describing.
  • As with all microchapter pages linking to the main page, at the top of the edit box put {{CMG}}, your name template, and the microchapter navigation template you created at the beginning.
  • Remember to create links within Wikidoc by placing [[square brackets]] around key words which you want to link to other pages. Make sure you makes your links as specific as possible. For example if a sentence contained the phrase anterior spinal artery syndrome, the link should be to anterior spinal artery syndrome not anterior or artery or syndrome. For more information on how to create links click here.
  • Remember to follow the same format and capitalization of letters as outlined in the template below.
  • You should include the name of the disease in the first sentence of every subsection.


  • The overview section should include the disease name in the first sentence.
  • The goal is to summarize the EKG findings page in several sentences. This section can be the same as the EKG segment on the overview page.
  • To see an example of an overview section on a electrocardiogram page, click here.


  • First Sentences:
There are no ECG findings associated with [disease name].
On ECG, [disease name] is characterized by [ECG finding 1], [ECG finding 2], [ECG finding 3].
ECG may be helpful in the diagnosis of [disease name].
  • Examples:
Example 1: There are no ECG findings associated with osteoarthritis.
Example 2: On ECG, pericarditis is characterized by diffuse ST-segment elevations and depressed PR interval.
Example 3: ECG may be helpful in the diagnosis of pericarditis.

Preferred Template Statements

IF there are no ECG findings associated with the disease:

  • There are no ECG findings associated with [disease name].

IF an ECG is useful for diagnosis:

  • An ECG may be helpful in the diagnosis of [disease name]. Findings on an ECG suggestive of/diagnostic of [disease name] include [finding 1], [finding 2], and [finding 3].

Key EKG Findings in (Disease Name)

No Findings or Indications

  • In conditions where ECG is not indicated, write: There are no clear indications to obtain an ECG in patients with (Disease Name).
  • In conditions where there are no associated ECG findings, write: (Disease Name) is not associated with specific ECG findings and ECG may not be helpful in the diagnosis or management of this condition.


  • EKG examples should appear as description first, then image, then source and then a line in this specific order.
  • The description of the image should convey the condition, so make sure you to hyperlink key words so that they are searchable.
  • Describe in detail the key EKG findings that may be seen in the disease you are describing, as well as in sub-classifications of the disease, and associated conditions.
  • The description should include the heart rate and rhythm as seen on EKG, as well as changes in segments on the EKG, and special waves (eg. delta waves in WPW syndrome).
  • If the image does not have a description, just use the name of the image.
  • The EKG image size should 800 pixels, and if this is too large to fit with a template, it should be 500 pixels.
  • Citing source information should be as seen in the example below:
Copyleft images obtained courtesy of ECGpedia, http://en.ecgpedia.org/index.php?title=Special:NewFiles&dir=prev&offset=20080806182927&limit=500
  • If there are more than four EKG examples for one disease, create a page called "Disease name EKG examples". In addition, create an indented tab on the microchapter navigation template under the Electrocardiogram section for this page.
  • Provide references for your uploaded EKG images.


  • References should be cited for the material that you have put on your page. Type in {{reflist|2}}.This will generate your references in small font, in two columns, with links to the original article and abstract.
  • For information on how to add references into your page, click here.

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