An ECG, or electrocardiogram, is a simple test that records the rhythm and electrical activity of the heart. It is commonly used to detect abnormal heart rhythms and investigate the cause of chest pains. It is important for clinicians to recognise and interpret ECG patterns accurately to ensure correct diagnosis and effective treatment.
This fifth edition has been fully revised to provide the latest advances in ECG technology and its use in clinical diagnosis.
Beginning with an overview of heart anatomy and physiology, the following chapters discuss the basics of reading an ECG, and normal and abnormal readings, covering most of the possible changes in ECG pattern that may be seen in daily practice. The final sections explain ECG interpretation and diagnosis of cardiac disorders.
Enhanced by images of ECG readings, this new edition includes a comprehensive glossary and suggestions for further reading.
Fully revised, new edition providing latest advances in ECG technology
In depth coverage of normal and abnormal readings
Explains ECG interpretation and diagnosis of cardiac disorders in detail
Features comprehensive glossary and suggestions for further reading
SK Apu Cardiologist, Assistant Professor of Cardiology, Mymensingh Medical College, Bangladesh
Introduction Anatomy and Physiology ECG Leads Essential Basic ECG Principles The Normal ECG Axis and Vectors Abnormalities of Waves, Intervals and Segments Hypertrophy Arrhythmias: Disorders of the Cardiac Rhythms Heat Block Myocardial Ischaemia, Injury, Infraction Drugs and Electrolytes Effects Miscellaneous Conditions Congenital Heart Diseases Pacemakers and ETT ECG Interpretation and Diagnosis Glossary Suggested Reading Index