Electrocardiogram (ECG): Definition & Wave Types


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What is happening in the heart when the P Wave appears on an ECG?

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1. Repolarization of the ventricles is represented by which wave?

2. When is blood ejected out of the ventricles and into the arteries leaving the heart?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

An electrocardiogram is a medical device used to record the electrical activity of the heart. This quiz and corresponding worksheet will test you on your understanding of heart functions during different wave processes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this quiz to review:

  • P Wave
  • QRS Wave
  • T Wave
  • Event associated with the QRS wave

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz combo will allow students to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall- access your knowledge of an electrocardiogram
  • Defining key concepts- ensure you can accurately define the P Wave and the T Wave
  • Knowledge application use your knowledge to answer questions about the QRS Wave

Additional Learning

To learn more about the ECG, review the accompanying lesson on What's an Electrocardiogram? This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Identify the name for the test that tracks the health of the heart and how it's functioning
  • Define the wave representing the positive change in the heart's atria
  • Understand the wave representing the depolarization of the ventricles
  • Identify the wave representing the resting position of the heart's ventricles