Description: This book is, as its title implies, a complete course in electrocardiography. It is written in a question-and-answer format and replaces the third edition published in 1994.
Purpose: Dr. Constant thoroughly explains the anatomy and electrical activity of the heart with normal and abnormal electrocardiographic manifestations.
Audience: The book is designed for beginners and for fellows in cardiology. More advanced material is marked with an asterisk, so medical students can concentrate on basic material. The author has long experience in teaching electrocardiography at various levels.
Features: This is a complete text of electrocardiography. The author even explains how to perform a high quality EKG, an important skill not taught in most other books. The book does not dwell on the nuances of cellular electrophysiology, or describe the placing of catheters in the heart for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
Assessment: This is an excellent book, which will be a very helpful learning aid for medical students wishing to learn basic electrocardiography and for cardiology fellows.