Rapid Interpretation of EKG's: Dr. Dubin's classic, simplified methodology for understanding EKG's / Edition 6

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Overview

The reader's rapid assimilation of medical concepts is the key to the continuing success of this best-selling book. A caption explains the concept illustrated on each page, and a few simple sentences reinforce the concept with interactive (programmed) learning, which links to the following page. Dr Dubin's light and entertaining style, known world-wide, makes learning enjoyable. Practice twelve-lead tracings at the end establish self-confidence, and summarised reference sheets with examples (designed to be copied) provide an excellent review.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780912912066
  • Publisher: C.o.v.e.r.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 870
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1: Basic Principles.....1
2: Recording the EKG.....31
3: Autonomic Nervous System.....55
4: Rate.....65
5: Rhythm, Part I: Arrhythmias of Focal Origin.....97
6: Rhythm, Part II: Blocks.....173
7: Axis.....203
8: Hypertrophy.....243
9: Infarction (includes Hemiblock).....259
10: Miscellaneous.....309
Index.....364
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Introduction

First, read the caption and associate it with the simplified illustration.
Master the concept. Your comprehension is important.

Then, carefully read the interactive text, filling in each blank as you go.

  • If you need to return to the illustration, that's even better... because each time you review an illustration, the visual image becomes more indelibly impressed in your memory.
  • Interactive (programmed) instruction assures UNDERSTANDING by employing visual imagery to explain and link important concepts. Understanding is the key to lasting knowledge...

...and it's enjoyable because it is entertaining audience participation. You are the audience, and I'm right here with you, highlighting your progress with helpful "Notes".

Let's have some fun!

"Lasting knowledge results from understanding".

Happy Learning,
Dale Dubin, MD

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2009

    Great Resource

    I'm a NICU RN- I asked a friend who works on a telemetry floor for a good resource to refer to when brushing up on ECG skills. When I brought this into the unit, all of my docs stated that this was the book they used in med. school. It's a really good reference.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2007

    You need this book!

    If you have to interpet EKG for school, work, or even if you know someone whose heart was tested using an EKG...Buy this book. If you are in a ALLIED HEATLH (RESPIRATORY) program then you should BUY THIS BOOK. i am a visual learner and this book helped a lot.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2009

    Highly recommended for all level readers.

    I recommend this book to all of my students, both new and old. It is a great start for the beginner and it still the gold standard for the "older" folks to review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 23, 2008

    Best EKG book ever

    This is the best book to buy if you need to learn about EKGs. It goes over all the basics and slowly builds on top of them giving you a great foundation to work on. This book has been around for a long time and there is a reason it's the most widely used in paramedic and med schools for learning the basics of EKGS.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 26, 2013

    An easy to follow helpful tool!

    This book is really easy to follow considering the topic and material. Much better than I expected. The author adds humor at times which is refreshing. I'm not a medical professional but work in the insurance industry and this book will be a valuable tool to help me with my work!

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  • Posted March 26, 2013

    Great even for a novice

    I'm not in a medical profession, but I bought this book to learn more about my wife's Afib. The interactive format made learning easy and I was able to grasp most of the many concepts. Obviously I would have a better understand of all of the concepts if I had someone to answer my question. It is obvious why it is a classic.

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  • Posted February 10, 2011

    The best book out there. Just tough to get through.

    I have worked in the medical field in a variety of capacities for close to 30 years. I personally have purchased 6 different rhythm interpretation books to aid in teaching rhythm interpretation. This one is by far the best book. Unfortunately, it reads like stereo instructions.

    I know another reviewer said that it is disorganized. This isn't true. As a matter of fact, it's probably laid out better than any other interpretation book on the market. The problem is it is geared more towards physicians and people who have more than a little medical background. Dr. Dubin does explain some things very basically, but most are not.

    If you have been in the medical field for more than a couple years and have more that a basic understanding of things, this is a great book. But, if you are just starting out in the medical field, get a different book or better yet, go to a class first.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2010

    My least favorite EKG book

    I heard great things about this book over and over before I decided to purchase a copy; I was disappointed. I frequently need to refer to many EKG books, after recently starting to work in a Cardiac department with no prior experience; this is my least favorite book. My biggest complaint and the main reason I rarely use this book is due to organization, or lack there of.
    IT IS POORLY ORGANIZED AND LEADS TO MORE CONFUSION THAN ANYTHING ELSE!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Amazing

    If you are a medical student, you NEED this book. It teaches you everything you need to know about reading EKGs. It is so easy to read, and has lots of pictures for explaination. I didnt even go to lecture and totally aced the EKG part of my cardio exam! This book is fantastic, especially if your cardio teacher is mediocre. There are summary pages in the back you can tear out and take on rotations or wherever with you to help if you cant bring this book with you, which is small in the first place and easy to take anywhere. I highly recommend it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    Helpful book

    this book was very helpful and easy to understand for those just learning about ekg's and a good quick reference for those more familiar with the topic.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2006

    Depends on your type of learning

    I haven't been much of a person to finish a textbook so having finished 'most' of this, I have to say that this is my style of learning. As with most learning media, it really depends on what type of learning you like. I like the style this book uses as it engages me with the fill in the blank type and quick summaries when I need it, yet, with enough substance to understand the concept behind EKG's. Granted the first chapter on the basics are for those being introduced to EKG's however, the later parts are meant for those moving on to internships. Heck, I know some residents that still use this book and I have to say that this book teaches EKG's better than some Fellows in Cardiology. So, with that, if you like the style, it's an excellent book. If you don't, well, you'll prolly want to find a different book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 10, 2005

    Good for people who have never seen EKGs

    This is a great book if you have never seen an EKG before. But if you already have some training in just reading an EKG, then do not purchase this book. The majority of the book instructs you on how to calculate rate, the rhythm, and axis. Only a few pages are dedicated to actually analyzing the EKG.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 18, 2003

    Messy, disorganized, ugly artwork.

    The font they use for the book could be improved, also it could be more organized , on the 6th edition the arts that they talk about that this new edition has really sucks too; it's really as ugly as ever still. The 6th edition is full of spelling mistakes all over the place; also it always mentions a page that is not there for you to look at; all in all the book is a real mess. I still liked the book though but it¿s just loosing ground for the only EKG book you will ever need. Thereza Melo. Recife, Pernambuco, brasil. UPE/FESP

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2002

    It's realy "Rapid".

    Speaking of EKG, I always thought I had two ways,the easier, to just read it without understanding the physiology or to learn the physiology and forget reading ,as my time was too short for both. But Dale's book gave me both! I've just passed my exam today and I feel great. Thanks to the book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2002

    EKG Instructor recommended

    I teach EKG interpretation to exercise science students. There are many other more complex books on this topic, but I keep coming back to Dubin's text as the required text for students in my course. The picture format with only a single concept per page keeps students from getting overwhelmed with information, allowing them to grasp the content. The biggest drawback is that there are not enough practice EKGs included. I recommend this text with Purdie & Earnest "Pure Practice for 12-Lead ECGs" as a supplement.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2002

    The best beginning EKG book available

    I have been in the cardiovascular field for 12 years and the best EKG learning/teaching book available is Dubin.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2002

    Wow

    Very simple, easy to understand, and covers all of what you need to know. The perfect tool for learning EKGs. I wish Dubin would write more on other difficult medical subjects!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2001

    The ABSOLUTE BEST of it's kind!

    I have used Dubin's previous publications of this text in study and practice, but this one is, by far, the most comprehensive text to date.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2001

    Recommeded Absolutely

    I have used this book to teach two Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation courses. You can learn the basics only, or excel to advanced interpretation that would impress all of your colleagues. It came recommended to me by every single cardiologist and ICU nurse I interviewed before selecting a book. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2009

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