Ecgs For Beginners.pdf
Mastery of ECG interpretation is achieved not only by pattern recognition, but equally importantly, by a clear, practical understanding of how electricity moves through the heart and how disruption of that movement manifests itself via ECG tracings. ECGs for Beginners, written by one of the world's most respected electrophysiologists with over 40 years experience of training clinicians, will provide cardiology and electrophysiology trainees with an easy to follow, step-by-step guide to the topic, thus enabling them to both understand and interpret ECG readings in order to to best manage their patients. Packed with over 250 high-quality ECG tracings, as well as management algorithms and key points throughout, every chapter also contains self-assessment questions, allowing the reader to test themselves on what they've just learnt. All kinds of arrhythmias will be covered, as well as morphological abnormalities such as atrial and ventricular problems. Importantly, normal ECG readings will be presented alongside abnormal readings, to best demonstrate how and why abnormalities occur. ECGs for Beginners is an essential purchase for all cardiology and electrophysiology trainees, as well as being a handy refresher guide for the experienced physician.
Foreword, xxx Preface, xxx General references, xxx PART I: The normal electrocardiogram 1 ANATOMICAL AND ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL BASES 2 THE ECG CURVE: WHAT IS IT AND HOW DOES IT ORIGINATE? 3 RECORDING DEVICES AND TECHNIQUES 4 ECG INTERPRETATION PART II: Morphological abnormalities in the ECG 5 ATRIAL ABNORMALITIES 6 VENTRICULAR ENLARGEMENTS 7 VENTRICULAR BLOCKS 8 VENTRICULAR PRE-EXCITATION 9 MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA AND NECROSIS PART III: The ECG in arrhythmias 10 CONCEPTS, CLASSIFICATION, AND MECHANISMS OF ARRHYTHMIAS 11 ECG PATTERNS IN SUPRAVENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIAS 12 ECG PATTERNS IN ACTIVE VENTRICULAR ARRHYTHMIAS 13 THE ECG PATTERNS OF PASSIVE ARRHYTHMIAS 14 THE MANAGEMENT OF ECG TRACINGS WITH ARRHYTHMIA 15 FROM SYMPTOM TO THE ECG: ECGS IN THE PRESENCE OF PRECORDIAL PAIN OR OTHER SYMPTOMS 16 THE ECG IN GENETICALLY INDUCED HEART DISEASES AND OTHER ECG PATTERNS WITH POOR PROGNOSIS 17 ECG RECORDINGS IN OTHER HEART DISEASES AND DIFFERENT SITUATIONS 18 ABNORMAL ECG IN A PATIENT WITH NORMAL HISTORY TAKING AND PHYSICAL EXPLORATION AND NORMAL ECG IN PRESENCE OF IMPORTANT HEART DISEASES References, xxx Index, xxx