The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need / Edition 6

The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need / Edition 6

by Malcolm S. Thaler
     
 

Now in its Sixth Edition, this popular, 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

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Overview

Now in its Sixth Edition, this popular, 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 includes more than 200 facsimiles of EKG strips and numerous clinical cases. This edition features new and updated clinical cases, more clinically oriented discussions of EKG findings, and expanded coverage of important topics such as the long QT syndrome and sudden cardiac death.

A companion Website will include the fully searchable text, an image bank, an interactive question bank, and an EKG image with explanation test bank.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605471402
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
09/15/2009
Edition description:
Sixth Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started

Chapter 1: THE BASICS

  • Electricity and the Heart
  • The Cells of 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

Chapter 2: 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

Chapter 3: ARRHYTHMIAS

  • The Clinical Manifestations of Arrhythmias
  • Why Arrhythmias Happen
  • Rhythm Strips
  • How to Determine the Heart Rate from the EKG
  • The Five Basic Types of Arrhythmias
  • Arrhythmias of Sinus Origin
  • Ectopic Rhythms
  • Reentrant Rhythms
  • The Four Questions
  • Supraventricular Arrhythmias
  • Summary: Supraventricular Arrhythmias
  • 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
  • External Defibrillators
  • CASE 3
  • CASE 4
  • CASE 5

Chapter 4: CONDUCTION BLOCKS

  • What Is a Conduction Block?
  • AV Blocks
  • Summary: AV Blocks
  • Bundle Branch Block
  • Summary: Bundle Branch Block
  • Hemiblocks
  • Summary: Criteria for Hemiblock
  • Combining Right Bundle Branch Block and Hemiblocks
  • Summary: Criteria for Bifascicular Block
  • Blocks That Underachieve
  • The Ultimate in Playing With Blocks: Combining AV Blocks, Right Bundle Branch Block, and Hemiblocks
  • Pacemakers
  • CASE 6

Chapter 5: PREEXCITATION SYNDROMES

  • What Is Preexcitation?
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
  • Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndrome
  • Associated Arrhythmias
  • Summary: Preexcitation
  • CASE 7

Chapter 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 Ischemic Cardiac Disease
  • Limitations of the EKG in Diagnosing an Infarction
  • Stress Testing
  • CASE 8

Chapter 7: FINISHING TOUCHES

  • Electrolyte Disturbances
  • Hypothermia
  • Drugs
  • Other Cardiac Disorders
  • Pulmonary Disorders
  • Central Nervous System Disease
  • The Athlete's Heart
  • Summary: Miscellaneous Conditions
  • CASE 9

Chapter 8: PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

  • The 11-Step Method for Reading EKGs
  • Review Charts

Chapter 9: HOW DO YOU GET TO CARNEGIE HALL? (Practice, Practice, Practice!)

  • Practice EKG Strips

Subject Index

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