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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Vishal A. Vyas, M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a beginner's book on the interpretation of electrocardiograms.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide students with a simple and reproducible method to interpret electrocardiograms.
Audience: The audience includes nurses, midlevel practitioners and physicians in training.
Features: The book follows a logical format: initial sections review basic physiologic concepts while later chapters progressively address more complex topics. Colorful illustrations, sample cases, and chapter summaries complement and reinforce the information presented in the book. Sufficient humor infused throughout the manuscript prevents the reader from losing interest. The newly updated sixth edition boasts an online companion site that features searchable content and self-test questions.
Assessment: This is a valuable resource for those new to field of electrocardiography. The book provides readers with a logical approach to EKG interpretation and is complemented well by tasteful humor, numerous illustrations, sample cases, and a full-featured online companion. This EKG primer succeeds where countless others have failed. Potentially intimidating information is presented in a manner that is both painless to read and easy to comprehend.