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 atlas is a quick reference tool presenting numerous normal and abnormal ECG patterns and schematic diagrams. Each case is accompanied by a brief commentary discussing the abnormality.
The book is divided into two sections - Deep Analysis Section and Quick Diagnosis Section, giving trainees a strong foundation of the concept of ECG, and then an understanding of the diagnosis of a wide range of cardiac abnormalities.
Quick reference presenting normal and abnormal ECG patterns
Brief commentary helps explain each case
Includes self assessment section
Nearly 300 ECG graphs, schematic diagrams and illustrations
Shahzad Khan MBBS MD Cardiologist Ren Jiang Hua MBBS MD Interventional Cardiologist Both at Wuhan University School of Medicine, China
Section 1: Deep Analysis Section What Concept Do You Need to Have for Better Understanding of ECG? What are ECG Leads? How to Take ECG Recording? What Concept You Need to Know to Get Familiar with PQRS Complex? T Wave in Depth Amplitude of T Wave When You Say U Wave, What Do You Mean? Segments + Intervals of ECG Handshake with "Electrical Axis" Section 2: Quick Diagnosis Section How to Read ECG and Make Diagnosis? Lead Position Reversal Determine Rate/Rhythm Sinus Rhythm Sinus Bradycardia Sinus Tachycardia Dextrocardia Atrioventricular Block (AV block) Introduction to Electrocariographic Features of Myocardial Infarction Right Bundle Branch Block (RBBB) Some Details of Fascicular Blocks Arrhythmias Get Familiar with Tachycardia Atrioventricular Reciprocating Tachycardia (AVRT) or AV Pre-excitation Tachycardia Important Pre-excitation Syndromes Miscellaneous Conditions Self-assessment