Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Surya M Artham, MD, MPH (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This guide focuses on ambulatory and in-patient telemetry tracings.
Purpose: The purpose is to teach interpretation of the complex and intimidating ECG tracings collected over days that are compressed into few pages.
Audience: This is intended for medical students, physicians in training, practicing physicians, and telemetry and Holter monitoring technicians.
Features: The book is a compilation of ECG tracings ranging from the basic atrial rhythms to complex ventricular, pacemaker, and conduction abnormalities. Each tracing is accompanied by an explanation. For each full disclosure tracing, there is a magnified tracing of the abnormal findings, making it easier to interpret and understand. The final chapter consists of a self-assessment test with questions and answers.
Assessment: This is the only book dedicated to telemetry and Holter tracings. The authors have done a good job of putting together important ECG tracings that are likely to be encountered in daily practice.