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ECG Interpretation: The Self-Assessment Approach, 2nd Edition

ECG Interpretation: The Self-Assessment Approach, 2nd Edition

Zainul Abedin, Robert Conner

ISBN: 978-0-470-69256-1

Apr 2008, Wiley-Blackwell

240 pages


Accurate interpretation of the ECG is an essential skill for all health professionals. Using a unique self-assessment format, this book presents a comprehensive, incremental approach to ECG interpretation, progressing from basic to advanced concepts in electrocardiography. Amply illustrated with electrocardiograms both in the main text and the self-assessments, ECG Interpretation is a must-have practical guide that features:

• An appealing, user-friendly format that will help with exam preparation
• Clearly defined learning objectives to guide readers efficiently through the intricacies of ECG interpretation
• Numerous practical examples of ECG strips to illustrate important concepts, including clean ECG strips to practice skills
• Multiple-choice questions to consolidate learning and emphasize pertinent facts

This second edition has been thoroughly revised from the original 12-lead ECG Interpretation: The Self-Assessment Approach, with fully updated text, additional electrocardiograms and new chapters covering a variety of arrhythmias and ion channelopathies. The book is an essential aid to structured learning for electrophysiologists cardiologists in training, Internists, emergency room physicians, , medical students, nurses and. cardiac technicians.

1 Complexes and intervals.

2 Mean QRS axis determination.

3 The normal electrocardiogram.

Self-Assessment Test One.

4 Intraventricular conduction defects.

5 Myocardial ischemia and infarction.

Self-Assessment Test Two.

6 Chamber enlargement and hypertrophy.

7 Acute pericarditis.

8 Sinus rhythm and its discontents.

Self-Assessment Test Three.

9 Atrioventricular block.

10 Atrial arrhythmias.

Self-Assessment Test Four.

11 Supraventricular re-entrant tachycardia.

12 The Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome.

Self-Assessment Test Five.

13 Junctional arrhythmias.

14 Ventricular arrhythmias.

15 The channelopathies.

16 Electronic pacing.

Self-Assessment Test Six.

Further reading.

Answers to self-assessment tests.


An interactive approach to interpreting ECGs
● An appealing, user-friendly format will help with exam preparation
● Focuses on learning rather than teaching or reading
● Considered a must-have practical guide
● Incorporates clear goals, self-assessment questions and clean ECG strips to practice skills on