How in depth are the EKGs on Step 1? Or are there even any? I'm using Garcia to learn them, but have no idea whether to stop at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced material.
If Perrotfish is right, they won't ask you about the axis just by showing you a rhythm strip (usually Lead-II) because you will need more info. You can nail the vector down to a quadrant just by looking at leads I and avF (both positive = normal, avF + & I - = right axis deviation, avF - & I + = left axis deviation, both negative = extreme right axis deviation). Approximating the vector to a precise degree is a little more complicated and may be beyond the scope of the exam. This book is shorter than Garcia and does explain axis determination.DIT talked about knowing how to figure out the axis in EKG. However I have never seen a practice question on that. Did anyone get that on their step 1?
Man, I had both of these on my exam today. No joke!If I recall correctly, I had a couple of basic ones...STEMI so overt a premed could figure it out and Wenckebach.