Most ekg's or electrocardiograms are read now by computer and again by your cardiologist to confirm the correctness of the reading. The basics are: rhythm, uniformity of spikes and waves, and the depth of those spikes and waves. Irregularities are usually quickly noted. the waves have alphabet names such as the Q or T wave. Ask you physician to review yours with you next time.
Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics