Basic Electrocardiography: Normal and Abnormal ECG Patterns
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
Extensively illustrated with ECG tracings that complement the
text, this book provides clear and concise explanations of
traditional concepts of electrocardiography and combines them with
updates on the most recent developments in the field.
In 22 clinical cases, Professor Bayés de Luna illustrates
the principles of the book by integrating electrocardiographic
features with clinical findings for a thorough and methodical
approach to cardiac disease. Regular self-assessments allow readers
to evaluate their understanding of the ECG and reinforce key
This book is an ideal introduction to normal and abnormal ECG patterns. It is particularly valuable for medical students, residents / junior doctors and nurses who wish to broaden their skills in electrocardiography.
2 Usefulness And Limitations Of Electrocardiography.
3 Electrophysiological principles.
The origin of ECG morphology.
4 ECG machines: how to perform and interpret ECG.
5 Normal ECG Characteristics.
PR interval and segment.
ST segment and T wave.
Assessment of the QRS electrical axis in a frontal plane.
Rotations of the heart.
Electrocardiographic changes with age.
6 Electrocardiographic Diagnostic Criteria.
7 Atrial Abnormalities.
Right atrial enlargement.
Left atrial enlargement.
8 Ventricular Enlargement.
Right ventricular enlargement.
Electrocardiographic signs of right acute overload.
Left ventricular enlargement.
9 Ventricular Blocks.
Complete right bundle-branch block (RBBB).
Partial right bundle branch block.
Complete left bundle-branch block (LBBB).
Partial left bundle-branch block.
Zonal (divisional) left ventricular block.
10 Ventricular Preexcitation.
WPW type preexcitation.
Short PR -type preexcitation.
11 Electrocardiographic Pattern of Ischaemia, Injury and Necrosis.
Electrocardiographic pattern of ischaemia.
Electrocardiographic pattern of injury.
Electrocardiographic pattern of necrosis.
Value of ECG in special conditions.
ECG pattern of poor prognosis.
ECG of Electrical alternans.
Prof. Antonio Bayés is a Professor of Cardiology in the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, and Director of the Institut Catala Cardiologia-Hospital Sant Pau. He was trained as a cardiologist in the School of Cardiology of the University of Barcelona, and the Institute of Cardiology and Hammersmith Hospital in London. He has served as President of the Catalan Society of Cardiology; President of the Spanish Society of Cardiology; President of the Catalan Foundation of Cardiology (ACARD); Vice-President of the Spanish Foundation of Cardiology; and President of the World Heart Federation. He has established different projects devoted to the fight against cardiovascular diseases, especially in developing countries such as “The twin centres program”, “The white book in world cardiology” and the yearly “World Heart Day”. He is President of the International Society for Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy (ISCP).
● Written by a world renowned electrocardiographer and clinical cardiologist
● Includes excellent illustrations and 22 self-assessment case studies
● Explains in sequential form the normal ECG patterns based on the correlation between electrographic curves and vectorcardiographic loops
● Provides the most recent developments correlating ECG patterns with magnetic resonance imaging