Rapid ECG Interpretation / Edition 3

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The New Edition of this popular guide to ECG interpretation is back—completely updated and expanded. Dr. Khan's clear and concise 11-step method makes it easy to correctly identify a wide range of common heart conditions as well as those that are rare but clinically relevant. Readers will review the progress of cardiovascular practice and the importance of the ECG to current clinical practice, including early diagnosis of acute MI, and a greater understanding of ST segment in diagnosing cardiovascular problems.

• Uses a clear and concise 11-step method for the accurate and rapid interpretation of ECGs.
• Provides diagnostic criteria to help readers correctly identify a wide range of common heart conditions as well as those that are rare but clinically relevant.
• Organizes information into a bulleted format for rapid access to information.
• Features algorithms, illustrations, and 220 sample ECGs to make the material easy to understand and apply.
• Demonstrates how to clearly read each portion of the ECG.

• Presents a new chapter on basic concepts that describes the fundamentals of ECG reading and understanding.
• Explains the genesis of wave and deflection of the ECG supported by instructive illustrations and diagnostic tips.
• Examine the ECG interpretation of the often-misdiagnosed Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
• Describes 12 lead positioning and interpretation, providing the reader with a better understanding of the potential pitfalls of the ECG.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: James M Schipper, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is an update of a basic ECG book last published in 2003.
Purpose: As the title indicates, the book describes a method of ECG interpretation meant to increase the reader's accuracy and speed when reviewing ECGs. It enters a crowded field of books aimed to take ECG novices to a point where they can competently interpret most ECGs.
Audience: It is aimed at anyone wanting to improve proficiency in ECG interpretation. It starts at a very basic level but provides information that would be useful to trainees in medicine and cardiology seeking to hone their skills.
Features: The book starts with cardiac physiology and progresses through the various aspects of the ECG. It lays out an 11-step method for systematic analysis of each ECG to ensure that nothing is missed. Each section concisely explains the underlying physiology which causes the ECG abnormality being addressed without discussing vectors or ion currents. The many high quality illustrations are relevant and helpful. There is also a self-assessment quiz that includes answers with explanations.
Assessment: This book provides a method for systematic interpretation of ECG suitable for beginning ECG readers. This third edition includes a chapter on cardiac physiology and a self-assessment quiz, both useful additions. ECG interpretation is a crowded area in medical publishing and while this book doesn't contain anything revolutionary, it remains a solid choice.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588299796
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/28/2007
  • Series: Contemporary Cardiology Series
  • Edition description: 3rd ed. 2008
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 1,107,792
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Basic Concepts 1
2 Step-by-Step Method for Accurate ECG Interpretation 25
3 The P Wave 89
4 Bundle Branch Block 95
5 ST Segment Abnormalities 117
6 Q Wave Abnormalities 147
7 Atrial and Ventricular Hypertrophy 191
8 T Waves 205
9 Electrical Axis and Fascicular Block 223
10 Miscellaneous Conditions 237
11 Arrhythmias 267
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