ECG Interpretation

by Simon James, Katharine Nelson

History and examination aside, the 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG) is the best diagnostic test available in modern medicine. It provides reliable, reproducible, internationally understood information concerning the human heart. From acute myocardial infarction to potentially fatal arrhythmias, the instant diagnosis made by ECG allows prompt delivery of life-saving treatment. A single 12-lead ECG can identify individuals at risk of ischaemic heart disease and stroke. In the case of cardiac arrhythmias, the ECG can identify those with potentially curable conditions as well as those at risk of sudden death, thereby, allowing preventive measures to be taken. In this book attempt has been made to teach the interpretation of ECGs from step one. A sound knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the heart, together with a solid understanding of how the ECG is constructed, provides the clinician with the building blocks required for its interpretation up to the highest levels. These are provided in chapters 1–3. Chapter 4–12 includes clinical examples covering a broad range of important cardiac conditions.

Book Series: Pocket Tutor


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. James Simon
James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK
James Cook University Hospital, South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Middlesbrough, UK
2. Nelson Katharine Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust, Gateshead, UK
ISBN 9781907816031
Speciality Cardiology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11471
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2011
Pages 174
Book Type Professional


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