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ECG Interpretation for Everyone: An On-The-Spot Guide

ECG Interpretation for Everyone: An On-The-Spot Guide

Fred M. Kusumoto, Pam Bernath

ISBN: 978-1-119-96216-8 December 2011 Wiley-Blackwell 404 Pages


This is a book for any care provider - from advanced students and nurses to residents and even specialists - who needs to master the interpretation of ECGs, especially while "on the spot" at the point of care. This easy-to-use, visual guide takes a novel approach, foregrounding the visual clues or "keys" that readers can learn to recognize in ECGs and thus make rapid decisions about next steps at the point of care. The comparatively minimal text focuses on "must-know" information about the underlying cause of ECG abnormalities.

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Master Algorithm, viii

Preface, ix

Chapter 1: Technical Issues, 1

Chapter 2: The Normal ECG, 13

Chapter 3: ECG Interpretation Basics, 32

Chapter 4: Abnormal Repolarization: ST Segment Elevation, 37

Chapter 5: Abnormal Repolarization: ST Segment Depression, 98

Chapter 6: Abnormal Repolarization: T Wave Changes and the

QT Interval, 117

Chapter 7: Abnormal Depolarization: A Prominent R Wave in V1, 148

Chapter 8: Abnormal Depolarization: Wide QRS Complexes and Other Depolarization Abnormalities, 184

Chapter 9: Arrhythmias: Normal Rates and Skips, 214

Chapter 10: Arrhythmias: Bradycardia, 241

Chapter 11: Arrhythmias: Tachycardia, 272

Chapter 12: Arrhythmias: Pacing, 334

Chapter 13: Clinical Use of the ECG: Stress Testing, 347

Chapter 14: Clinical Use of the ECG: Clinical Problems, 366

Appendices, 380

Index, 387