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Clinical Electrocardiography: A Textbook, 4th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-65859-8
568 pages
May 2012
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Written by one of the world's most respected cardiologists and designed with the needs of the internist and general clinical cardiologist in mind, this new volume provides clear, accessible guidance on the use of electrocardiography to diagnose and manage cardiovascular disease.
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Table of Contents

Preface, vii

Foreword by Dr Eugene Braunwald, ix

Foreword by Dr Marcelo Elizari, x

Recommended Reading, xi

Part 1 Introductory Aspects

1 The Electrical Activity of the Heart, 3

2 The History of Electrocardiography, 11

3 Utility and Limitations of the Surface ECG: Present and Future, 16

Part 2 The Normal ECG

4 The Anatomical Basis of the ECG: From Macroscopic Anatomy to Ultrastructural Characteristics, 25

5 The Electrophysiological Basis of the ECG: From Cell Electrophysiology to the Human ECG, 34

6 The ECG Recording: Leads, Devices, and Techniques, 54

7 Characteristics of the Normal Electrocardiogram: Normal ECG Waves and Intervals, 67

8 Diagnostic Criteria: Sensitivity, Specificity and Predictive Value, 95

Part 3 Abnormal ECG Patterns

9 Atrial Abnormalities, 103

10 Ventricular Enlargement, 123

11 Ventricular Blocks, 158

12 Ventricular Pre-excitation, 203

13 Ischemia and Necrosis, 216

Part 4 Arrhythmias

14 Mechanisms, Classification, and Clinical Aspects of Arrhythmias, 279

15 Active Supraventricular Arrhythmias, 301

16 Active Ventricular Arrhythmias, 329

17 Passive Arrhythmias, 354

18 Diagnosis of Arrhythmias in Clinical Practice: A Step-by-Step Approach, 373

Part 5 The Clinical Usefulness of Electrocardiography

19 The Diagnostic Value of Electrocardiographic Abnormalities, 387

20 The ECG in Different Clinical Settings of Ischemic Heart Disease, 402

21 Inherited Heart Diseases, 453

22 The ECG in Other Heart Diseases, 473

23 The ECG in Other Diseases and Different Situations, 494

24 Other ECG Patterns of Risk, 511

25 Limitations of the Conventional ECG: Utility of Other Techniques, 523

Index, 541

Color plate section facing p. 276

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“This is a unique book because, rather than emphasizing memorization of ECG patterns, it focuses on the cellular, anatomical, and physiological parameters of conduction to facilitate an understanding of electrocardiography.”  (Doody’s, 30 November 2012)


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