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Overview

Now in its updated Fifth Edition, 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.

The book features more than 200 facsimiles of EKG strips and numerous case studies and clinical examples. This Fifth Edition includes updated information on pacemakers and myocardial infarction treatment and more practice EKGs.

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

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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!

From The Critics
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.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780781773157
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publication date: 9/28/2006
  • Series: Board Review Series
  • Edition description: Fifth Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 342
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started

THE BASICS

Electricity and the Heart

Time and Voltage

P Waves, QRS Complexes, T Waves, and Some Straight Lines

Naming the Straight Lines

Summary: The Waves and Straight Lines of the EKG

Making Waves

The 12 Views of the Heart

A Word About Vectors

The Normal 12-Lead EKG

Summary: Orientation of the Waves of the Normal EKG

Coming Attractions

HYPERTROPHY AND ENLARGEMENT OF THE HEART

Definitions

Axis

Summary: Axis

Axis Deviation, Hypertrophy, and Enlargement

Atrial Enlargement

Summary: Atrial Enlargement

Ventricular Hypertrophy

Secondary Repolarization Abnormalities of Ventricular Hypertrophy

Summary: Ventricular Hypertrophy

Case 1

Case 2

ARRHYTHMIAS

The Clinical Manifestations of Arrhythmias

Why Arrhythmias Happen

Rhythm Strips

How to Determine the Heart Rate from the EKG

The Four Basic Types of Arrhythmias

Arrhythmias of Sinus Origin

Ectopic Rhythms

The Four Questions

Ectopic Supraventricular Arrhythmias

Summary: Supraventricular Arrhythmias

Ectopic Ventricular Arrhythmias

Summary: Ventricular Arrhythmias

Summary: Rules of Malignancy for PVCs

Supraventricular Versus Ventricular Arrhythmias

Summary: Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Versus Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) with Aberrancy

Programmed Electrical Stimulation

Implantable Defibrillators

Case 3

Case 4

CONDUCTION BLOCKS

What Is a Conduction Block?

AV Blocks

Summary: AV Block

Bundle Branch Block

Summary: Bundle Branch Block

Hemiblocks

Summary: Criteria for Hemiblock

Combining Bundle Branch Blocks and Hemiblocks

Summary: Criteria for Bifascicular Block

The Ultimate in Playing With Blocks: Combining AV Blocks, Bundle Branch Blocks, and Hemiblocks

Pacemakers

Case 5

PREEXCITATION SYNDROMES

What Is Preexcitation?

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndrome

Associated Arrhythmias

Summary: Preexcitation

Case 6

MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA AND INFARCTION

What Is a Myocardial Infarction?

How to Diagnose a Myocardial Infarction

Summary: The EKG Changes of an Evolving Myocardial Infarction

Localizing the Infarct

Non-Q Wave Myocardial Infarctions

Angina

Summary: The ST Segment in Cardiac Disease

Limitations of the EKG in Diagnosing an Infarction

Stress Testing

Case 7

FINISHING TOUCHES

Electrolyte Disturbances

Hypothermia

Drugs

Other Cardiac Disorders

Pulmonary Disorders

Central Nervous System Disease

The Athlete's Heart

Summary: Miscellaneous Conditions

Case 8

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

The 11-Step Method for Reading EKGs

Review Charts

HOW DO YOU GET TO CARNEGIE HALL? PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

Practice EKG Strips

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