The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need / Edition 7

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Overview


This popular and practical text presents all the information clinicians need to use the EKG in everyday practice and interpret hypertrophy and enlargement, arrhythmias, conduction blocks, pre-excitation syndromes, and myocardial infarction. It is an ideal reference for medical students in ICM courses, house officers, or anyone directly involved in patient care, whether student, teacher, or practitioner.
  • Four-color design to make models, illustrations and tracings clearer
  • More questions for faculty test generator
  • Numerous new tracings
  • Expanded sections on subjects where new developments have made deeper understanding possible including atrial fibrillation, long QT syndrome, apical ballooning syndrome and more
  • 200 facsimiles of EKG strips
  • Clinical examples to help students get a sense of the clinical use of EKG
  • Numerous case studies
  • Online companion site with fully searchable text and image bank. Plus, an interactive question bank for students, EKG Image with explanation test bank and test generator for faculty

The book contains both black-and-white and two-color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Nicholas N Hanna, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is the seventh edition of a handbook that summarizes the interpretation of electrocardiograms. The author, Dr. Malcolm Thaler, has authored and edited several best-selling medical books and online resources.
Purpose: The purpose is to review EKG interpretation, with a particular focus on integrating interpretation in a clinical context.
Audience: This book does not assume any formal training in cardiology, and is suitable for students, allied health personnel, physicians in training, internists, and cardiologists.
Features: The chapters are organized by distinct cardiovascular disease processes, including chamber size, arrhythmias, conduction disturbances, and myocardial infarction. Each chapter uses frequent summaries to highlight important concepts, including step-wise approaches to ensure accurate EKG interpretation. The final chapters present unique disease-specific findings, as well as new example cases. This edition includes updated full-color models, illustrations, and tracings to enhance readers' understanding. Included with this handbook is a searchable online companion site and interactive question bank.
Assessment: This is a popular and practical handbook for those who wish a thorough understanding of EKG interpretation, especially for everyday clinical practice. It effectively summarizes basic concepts and helps to incorporate those concepts into accurate EKG interpretation. The main strength of this book is the author's ability to simplify complex concepts and the use of high-quality illustrations to teach readers how to systematically translate the EKG interpretation to aid in clinical decision making.
From the Publisher

"This is a popular and practical handbook for those who wish a thorough understanding of EKG interpretation, especially for everyday clinical practice.  It effectively summarizes basic concepts and helps to incorporate those concepts into accurate EKG interpretation. The main strength of this book is the author's ability to simplify complex concepts and the use of high-quality illustrations to teach readers how to systematically translate the EKG interpretation to aid in clinical decision making."

Doody's Reviews (February, 2013)
Nicholas N Hanna, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Weighted Numerical Score: 100 - 5 Stars!

Ronald R. Schreiber
This is a basic EKG text for medical students and nurses on how to interpret electrocardiograms. The purpose is to teach EKG reading to the novice utilizing a clear, logical, and easy to follow format. The author states he intends to make simple things simpler and complicated things concise and simple and quite simply he accomplishes this best. This book is appropriate for medical students and cardiac care nurses. A summary concludes each chapter. A number of case studies are reviewed and are easy to follow and to understand. A unique aspect of this book is the clear and logical presentation of the author written in a fresh, enjoyable, and often humorous manner. This style makes learning EKGs interesting and enjoyable and not boring as is the problem with some texts. The only negative comment I have about this book is there is no glossary, which is necessary in a basic medical text. This is an excellent basic EKG book and one of the best I have ever read. It is enjoyable to read because of the fresh, humorous style of the author. The author is logical in his approach and presents basic, simple concepts initially while adding more complex criteria as the text progresses. Summaries conclude each chapter and a number of case studies are presented in addition to a chapter of review charts which, with repetition, reinforce diagnosis EKG criteria. Still, I am impressed with how thorough this book is in many areas and likewise am impressed with its accuracy, which makes it superior to most basic EKG books available today. I applaud the author for his work! I enjoyed this book and will recommend it to my medical students.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451119053
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 5/2/2012
  • Edition description: Seventh
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 86,857
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started 1
Ch. 1 The Basics 9
Ch. 2 Hypertrophy and Enlargement of the Heart 61
Ch. 3 Arrhythmias 95
Ch. 4 Conduction Blocks 155
Ch. 5 Preexcitation Syndromes 191
Ch. 6 Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction 203
Ch. 7 Finishing Touches 245
Ch. 8 Putting It All Together 269
Ch. 9 How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall? 291
Subject Index 305
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