Basic and Bedside Electrocardiography is the first book to integrate the basics of ECG interpretation with the most recent clinical guidelines for treating patients with ECG abnormalities. Each concise, bulleted chapter discusses a disease state, gives many tracings as examples, provides clear illustrations of pathophysiology, and offers guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of specific entities.
More than 600 illustrations aid readers in recognizing commonly encountered ECG abnormalities. Diagrammatic illustrations at the end of most chapters summarize the different ECG abnormalities discussed, to help readers recognize the different arrhythmias more easily. An appendix provides quick-reference information on commonly used intravenous agents.
Basic Anatomy and Electrophysiology Basic Electrocardiography The Lead System The Electrical Axis and Cardiac Rotation Heart Rate and Voltage Depolarization and Repolarization Chamber Enlargement and Hypertrophy Atrioventricular Block IV Conduction Defect: Fascicular Block IV Conduction Defect: Bundle Branch Block IV Conduction Defect: Trifascicular Block Sinus Node Dysfunction Premature Supraventricular Complexes Sinus Tachycardia SVT Introduction SVT due to Reentry SVT due to Altered Automaticity Atrial Flutter Atrial Fibrillation Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome Ventricular Arrhythmias Wide Complex Tachycardia Acute Coronary Syndrome: ST Elevation MI Acute Coronary Syndrome: Non-ST Elevation MI Electrolyte Abnormalities The ECG of Cardiac Pacemakers Appendix: Commonly Used IV Cardiovascular Medications