The Practice of Electrocardiography

A Problem-Solving Guide to Confident Interpretation

Author: Thomas M. Blake

Publisher: Humana

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 319

View: 383

Electrocardiography is a mature discipline, so familiar to both doctors and patients that it's hardly noticed, one of those tests that have always been there, like the white count and hemoglobin, not something one has to think about much, or question. To some extent this view is valid, but it overlooks some important points. Like the white count and hemoglobin, electrocardiograms are produced by technicians using mechanical devices that turn out numbers, but there is a difference. The white count and hemoglobin are reported as single values to be interpreted by the doctor who knows the patient and ordered the test, but the graph produced by an EKG machine represents millions of numbers displayed as XY plots, a message written in a language different from one's own. It requires transla tion, and this means that the translator must not only know the lan guage, but also be able to assess the effects on it of the many factors that may have modified its meaning between origin and delivery. There is potential for harm to the patient, as well as for help, in every facet of the process, and to lose sight of this, to see the tracing as a single whole, would be like seeing words as units without con sidering the letters that compose them. When we read, we do recog nize whole words, patterns, but, having learned the letters first, revert to this base intuitively when we encounter a new word, or one that is misspelled.

Chou's Electrocardiography in Clinical Practice E-Book

Adult and Pediatric

Author: Borys Surawicz

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 752

View: 214

Widely considered the optimal electrocardiography reference for practicing physicians, and consistently rated as the best choice on the subject for board preparation, this is an ideal source for mastering the fundamental principles and clinical applications of ECG. The 6th edition captures all of the latest knowledge in the field, including expanded and updated discussions of pediatric rhythm problems, pacemakers, stress testing, implantable cardiodefibrillator devices, and much more. It's the perfect book to turn to for clear and clinically relevant guidance on all of today’s ECG applications. Comprehensively and expertly describes how to capture and interpret all normal and abnormal ECG findings in adults and children. Features the expertise of internationally recognized authorities on electrocardiography, for advanced assistance in mastering the subtle but critical nuances of this complex diagnostic modality. Features new chapters on pediatric electrocardiography that explore rhythm problems associated with pediatric obesity, heart failure, and athletic activity. Presents a new chapter on recording and interpreting heart rhythms in patients with pacemakers. Includes new material on interpreting ECG findings associated with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Provides fully updated coverage on the increased importance of ECGs in stress testing.

The Practice of Electrocardiography

A Problem-Solving Guide to Confident Interpretation

Author: Thomas M. Blake

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 319

View: 279

Electrocardiography is a mature discipline, so familiar to both doctors and patients that it's hardly noticed, one of those tests that have always been there, like the white count and hemoglobin, not something one has to think about much, or question. To some extent this view is valid, but it overlooks some important points. Like the white count and hemoglobin, electrocardiograms are produced by technicians using mechanical devices that turn out numbers, but there is a difference. The white count and hemoglobin are reported as single values to be interpreted by the doctor who knows the patient and ordered the test, but the graph produced by an EKG machine represents millions of numbers displayed as XY plots, a message written in a language different from one's own. It requires transla tion, and this means that the translator must not only know the lan guage, but also be able to assess the effects on it of the many factors that may have modified its meaning between origin and delivery. There is potential for harm to the patient, as well as for help, in every facet of the process, and to lose sight of this, to see the tracing as a single whole, would be like seeing words as units without con sidering the letters that compose them. When we read, we do recog nize whole words, patterns, but, having learned the letters first, revert to this base intuitively when we encounter a new word, or one that is misspelled.

Starting to Read ECGs

A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice

Author: Alan Davies

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 207

View: 348

​​​The ECG is one of the most widely available diagnostic tests used in clinical practice today. This book is intended to build upon the topics covered in Starting to Read ECGs: The Basics thus allowing the reader to enhance their previous knowledge. Additional topics covered include a detailed look at calculating cardiac axis, an area often considered difficult to grasp, and alternative methods such as the various ways the heart rate can be calculated, the different criteria for determining LVH. Technical details about specific cardiac conditions, how to interpret pediatric ECGs, and the effect of medical devices on the ECG will also be discussed. Plentiful diagrams, tables and colour images used throughout to illustrate complex points in a simple and easy to understand way. The key facts section at the end of each chapter highlights the most important information and summary tables are provided to allow the book to be used as a quick reference guide. Each chapter will contain a mind map for revision and to aid dyslexic learners, practice questions and a few practice ECGs to consolidate the readers knowledge.The book tells the practitioner what they need to know clinically and doesn't assume any prior knowledge. It is ideal for junior doctors and clinicians, nurses, paramedics, students and health care professionals involved in the recording of 12-lead ECGs.

The ECG In Practice E-Book

Author: John Hampton

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 352

View: 537

The ECG in Practice is a clinically-orientated book, showing how the electrocardiogram can help in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with symptoms suggesting cardiovascular disease. The underlying philosophy of this Sixth Edition remains that the ECG has to be interpreted in the light of the patient’s history and physical examination, thus the book is organised in chapters according to a patient’s symptoms. Clinically-orientated with a quick reference list of cardiovascular conditions Builds on the basic knowledge outlined in the classic ECG Made Easy Emphasises the individuality of every ECG and uses full 12-lead ECG recordings to provide a realistic reproduction of the clinical environment. The unique page size allows presentation of all 12-lead ECGs across a single page for clarity. Each chapter begins with a brief account of the relevant history and examination and ends with a short account of what might be done once the ECG has been interpreted. Now integrated throughout the book is text on electrophysiology and electrical devices. With pacemakers and implanted defibrillators now common among patients on general medical take, this material guides the reader in recognising their purpose and making a preliminary analysis of any malfunction.

ABC of Clinical Electrocardiography

Author: Francis Morris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 112

View: 265

Electrocardiography is an essential tool in diagnosing cardiacdisorders. This second edition of the ABC of ClinicalElectrocardiography allows readers to become familiar with the widerange of patterns seen in the electrocardiogram in clinicalpractice and covers the fundamentals of ECG interpretation andanalysis. Fully revised and updated, this edition includes a self-assessmentsection to aid revision and check comprehension, clear anatomicaldiagrams to illustrate key points and a larger format to show12-lead ECGs clearly and without truncation. Edited and written by leading experts, the ABC of ClinicalElectrocardiography is a valuable text for anyone managing patientswith heart disorders, both in general practice and in hospitals.Junior doctors and nurses, especially those working in cardiologyand emergency departments, as well as medical students, will findthis a vaulable introduction to the understanding of this keyclinical tool.

ECG in Medical Practice

Author: ABM Abdullah

Publisher: JP Medical Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 533

New edition helping trainees recognise, interpret and diagnose cardiac abnormalities. Covers normal and abnormal ECG patterns. Includes 150 ECG tracings for trainees to practise.

150 Practice ECGs

Interpretation and Review

Author: George J. Taylor

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 334

The third edition of 150 Practice ECGs: Interpretation and Review combines practice tracings with clinical cardiology, providing students with the practical knowledge necessary to read, interpret, and understand ECGs. This essential review book is organized into three sections: introductory text reviewing ECG diagnostic criteria, pathophysiology, and clinical correlation; 150 ECG tracings with a brief clinical history; and interpretation and teaching points for each of the 150 ECGs. 150 Practice ECGs: Interpretation and Review, 3rd Edition is ideal as an introductory text for medical and nursing students at any stage of training, for residents and fellows as a refresher before board exams, and for the sophisticated student/teacher as a comprehensive teaching file.

ECG Diagnosis in Clinical Practice

Author: Romeo Vecht

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 260

View: 748

Over the last century the ECG has been used by clinicians to make major clinical decisions with regard to electric pacing, the use of thrombolytic drugs in acute myocardial infarction and the timing of surgery. In conjunction with a chest X-ray and the echocardiogram it is a fundamental part of the initial investigation of a patient with suspected heart disease. These electrical squiggles have always been difficult for students to understand. In part the problem has been that the formatting of the ECG has only become standard in the last two decades. Some important books have not provided the full twelve-lead ECG. On occasion the interpretation of the ECG has been related to complex explanations of the shapes of the electrical signals. For the practising physician much of the interpretation is a matter of pattern recognition.

Pure Practice for ECGs

A Practice Workbook

Author: Louise Fish Smith

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 444

View: 871

This workbook and guide to ECG rhythm strip analysis and interpretation examines basic and complex dysrhythmias in a consistent format--rhythm strips and questions on the front of each page with a detailed analysis of the strips on the back. The continuing education section includes information on obtaining educational credit and a multiple-choice test with a perforated answer sheet.

Pure Practice for 12-lead ECGs

A Practice Workbook

Author: Robin B. Purdie

Publisher: Mosby Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 561

View: 817

Practice, learn, and test your skills for 12-lead ECG interpretation using the Pure Practice for 12-Lead ECGs workbook. This uniquely designed text outlines a step-by-step approach that systematically guides you through 12-lead ECG analysis and provides completed interpretations in the analysis section for immediate feedback. Actual patient tracings, focused analysis technique, and physician reviewed interpretations are combined to reinforce and advance your skills in 12-lead ECG analysis.

Marriott's Practical Electrocardiography

Author: Galen S. Wagner

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 475

View: 923

For over four decades the Marriott name has been a synonym for quality education in electrocardiography. As Practical Electrocardiography's new author, Galen Wagner proved a worthy successor to Barney Marriott with an innovative Ninth Edition of this classic text. The new Tenth Edition features two-color ECGs so readers can see ECG strips as they appear in clinical practice. Extensive updates to chapters on ischemia and infarction provide a current view of these critical areas. The text is revised with more consistent terminology, and a complete approach to the topic that gives the reader a better understanding of electrocardiography in today's medicine.

ECG Interpretation in Equine Practice

Author: Katharyn Mitchell

Publisher: CABI

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 137

View: 719

Advances in veterinary medical technology now provide easier and more affordable access to equine ECG recording and transmitting equipment, making ECG recordings a useful tool for equine veterinarians in both field and hospital settings. Covering the basics of equine ECG recording, analyses and interpretation, this book provides a practical approach with details of how to get the most information out of your ECG recordings. The only book dedicated to equine ECGs.

The ECG in Practice

Author: John R. Hampton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Electrocardiography

Page: 229

View: 187

Clinical Electrocardiography: Review & Study Guide, Second Edition

Author: Franklin Zimmerman

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 425

View: 166

The best review available for the ECG section of the cardiology boards! This exceptional resource offers 200 full-sized ECGs with accompanying patient histories in a format parallel to the cardiology certification exam. The included ECGs range from simple to complex, reflecting conditions common and rare.

Podrid's Real-World ECGs

A Master's Approach to the Art and Practice of Clinical ECG Interpretation: Myocardial Abnormalities

Author: Philip Podrid

Publisher: Cardiotext Pub

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 526

Volume 2, Myocardial Abnormalities, breaks down the essential skills necessary for diagnosing acute myocardial ischemia as well as acute and chronic myocardial infarction--arguably the most important component of the ECG armamentarium across the spectrum of health care professions. It also demonstrates the skills needed for the diagnosis of myocardial hypertrophy, atrial abnormality, and pericarditis. The Series, Podrid's Real-World ECGs: A Master's Approach to the Art and Practice of Clinical ECG Interpretation Podrid's Real-World ECGs combines traditional case-based workbooks with a versatile Web-based program to offer students, health care professionals, and physicians an indispensable resource for developing and honing the technical skills and systematic approach needed to interpret ECGs with confidence. ECGs from real patient cases offer a complete and in-depth learning experience by focusing on fundamental electrophysiologic properties and clinical concepts as well as detailed discussion of important diagnostic findings and relevant management decisions. Six comprehensive volumes encompass more than 600 individual case studies--plus an online repository of hundreds more interactive case studies (www.realworldECGs.com)--that include feedback and discussion about the important waveforms and clinical decision-making involved. From an introductory volume that outlines the approaches and tools utilized in the analysis of all ECGs to subsequent volumes covering particular disease entities for which the ECG is useful, readers will take away the in-depth knowledge needed to successfully interpret the spectrum of routine to challenging ECGs they will encounter in their own clinical practice.