ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography / Edition 2

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Electrocardiography is an essential tool in diagnosing cardiac disorders. This second edition of the ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography allows readers to become familiar with the wide range of patterns seen in the electrocardiogram in clinical practice and covers the fundamentals of ECG interpretation and analysis.

Fully revised and updated, this edition includes a self-assessment section to aid revision and check comprehension, clear anatomical diagrams to illustrate key points and a larger format to show 12-lead ECGs clearly and without truncation.

Edited and written by leading experts, the ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography is a valuable text for anyone managing patients with heart disorders, both in general practice and in hospitals. Junior doctors and nurses, especially those working in cardiology and emergency departments, as well as medical students, will find this a vaulable introduction to the understanding of this key clinical tool.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405170642
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/23/2008
  • Series: ABC Series, #37
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 110
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Francis Morris, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield, UK.

Professor William J Brady, Associate Professor, Vice Chair and Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, Universityof Virginia Health System, and Medical Director, Charlottesville-Albermarle Rescue Squad, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA

Professor John Camm, Professor of Clinical Cardiology, St George’s Hospital, London, UK

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Table of Contents


1 Introduction. I–Leads, Rate, Rhythm and Cardiac Axis: Steve Meek (Royal United Hospitals, Bath), Francis Morris (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield).

2 Introduction. II–Basic Terminology: Steve Meek (Royal United Hospitals, Bath), Francis Morris (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield).

3 Bradycardias and Atrioventricular Conduction Block: David Da Costa (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield), William J Brady (University of Virginia), June Edhouse (Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport).

4 Atrial Arrhythmias: Steve Goodacre (University of Sheffield), Richard Irons (Princess of Wales Hospital, Bridgend).

5 Junctional Tachycardias: Demas Esberger (Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham), Sallyann Jones (Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham), Francis Morris (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield).

6 Broad Complex Tachycardia–Part I: June Edhouse (Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport), Francis Morris (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield).

7 Broad Complex Tachycardia–Part II: June Edhouse (Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport), Francis Morris (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield).

8 Acute Myocardial Infarction–Part I: Francis Morris (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield), William J Brady (University of Virginia).

9 Acute Myocardial Infarction–Part II: June Edhouse (Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport), William J Brady (University of Virginia), Francis Morris (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield).

10 Myocardial Ischaemia: Kevin Channer (Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield), Francis Morris (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield).

11 Exercise Tolerance Testing: Jonathan Hill (Barts and the London NHS Trust), Adam Timmis (London Chest Hospital).

12 Conditions Affecting the Right Side of the Heart: Richard A Harrigan (Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia), Kevin Jones (Bolton Royal Hospital).

13 Conditions Affecting the Left Side of the Heart: June Edhouse (Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport), R K Thakur (Michigan State University), Jihad M Khalil (Michigan State University).

14 Conditions not Primarily Affecting the Heart: Corey Slovis (Vanderbilt University Medical Center), Richard Jenkins (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield).

15 Paediatric Electrocardiography: Steve Goodacre (University of Sheffield), Karen McLeod (Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Glasgow).

16 Cardiac Arrest Rhythms: Robert French (Medical College of Wisconsin), Daniel DeBehnke (Medical College of Wisconsin), Stephen Hawes (Wythenshaw Hospital, Manchester).

17 Pacemakers and Electrocardiography: Richard Harper (Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia), Francis Morris (Northern General Hospital, Sheffield).

18 Pericarditis, Myocarditis, Drug Effects, and Congenital Heart Disease: Chris A Ghammaghami (University of Virginia), Jennifer H Lindsey (University of Virginia Health System).

Self Assessment Quiz.


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