An electrocardiogram (ECG) records the electrical activity of the heart. It is commonly used to detect abnormal heart beat rhythms and investigate the cause of chest pains (Patient.co.uk).
This book is a concise guide to ECG for trainees. Divided into six sections - elementary knowledge, ECG interpretation, arrhythmia, systemic ECG and pericarditis (inflammation of the pericardium, the sac that surrounds the heart); it provides both basic and advanced knowledge on ECG changes in different diseases.
The primary aim of the book is to help with pattern recognition, point out key salient features and help trainees understand the logic behind ECG manifestations. Emphasis is placed on diagnosis, cause of abnormalities, their clinical relevance and management of the related conditions.
Concise guide to ECG for trainees
Covers basic and advanced knowledge on ECG changes for different diseases
Helps trainees with pattern recognition, points out salient features and helps with understanding of logic
Includes more than 126 ECG images
HN Sarker MBBS FCPS (Medicine) MRCP (UK) Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Sher-e-Bangla Medical College, Barisal, Bangladesh
PART ONE Section 1: Elementary Knowledge Definition ECG Paper Leads Einthoven's Triangle Basic ECG Deflexions Direction of Wave Orientation of Leads Mode of Activation of Atria and Ventricles Genesis of Normal ECG Complex QT Interval Ventricular Activation Time Causes of Prolonged QTc Causes of QTc Interval Shortening Determination of Frontal Plane Axis Causes of Left Axis Deviation Causes of Right Axis Deviation Section 2: ECG Interpretation Determination of Heart Rate Rhythm Individual Waves Section 3: Arrhythmia Definition Summary of ECG Change of Fully Evolved Acute Myocardial Infarction Sequential Changes of Acute Myocardial Infarction ECG Changes of Hyperacute Phase of Myocardial Infarction ECG Changes of Chronic Stabilized Phase of MI Localization of Myocardial Infarction Coronary Insufficiency/Myocardial Ischemia Exercise Tolerance Test (ETT) Causes of Nonprogression of R Wave Causes of Tall R Wave in Lead V1 PART TWO Section 5: Systemic ECG Arrhythmia Section 6: Pericarditis Acute Pericarditis Systemic Hypertension ECG in Valvular Heart Disease