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Learning Electrocardiography

A Complete Course, 4th Edition

By Jules Constant

CRC Press

640 pages | 30 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781842142066
pub: 2002-12-31
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Designed not only to give you the facts, but to help you understand and remember them, Learning Electrocardiography: A Complete Course, Fourth Edition is a learning tool for students and a reference for advanced trainees and technicians. The author's step-by-step teaching method lets you focus on the information as you need it and proceed at your own pace. He combines twenty years of teaching experience with the latest information on new methods and uses of electrocardiography.

Brief and to the point, the text explains how an electrocardiograph works, how to draw a hexaxial system, plot vectors, produce a good ECG tracing, and draw a spatial vector. You will learn how to produce a technically good electrocardiograph, perform an office exercise test without a treadmill, and recognize the presence of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease without the necessity of diagnosing right ventricular hypertrophy. Providing a logical, clear, and complete approach to the subject, Learning Electrocardiography: A Complete Course, Fourth Edition is the resource to use when learning or reviewing electrocardiography.

Table of Contents

Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology

Electrical Activity of the Heart

How an Electrocardiograph Works

Electrocardiographic Configuration and Nomenclature

Electrocardiographic Language of Direction

Bipolar Limb Leads

How to Draw a QRS Vector with the Triaxial System

Unipolar Limb Leads

Frontal Plane Hexaxial System

Normal Frontal Plane QRS, T, and P Vector Ranges and Patterns

Horizontal Plane Electrocardiogram

Normal P, P-R, QRS, and T Height, Width, and Duration

Dipole Concept

Initial Activation and the Septal Vector

Bundle Branch Block

Myocardial Infarction

Initial Vector Abnormalities in Preexcitation Syndromes

Terminal QRS Changes in Myocardial Infarction

S-T Vector of Myocardial Infarction and Injury

T Wave of Myocardial Infarction and Ischemia

Nonischemic T Abnormalities

Benign T Abnormalities and Syndromes

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

Right Ventricular Hypertrophy

Atrial Overloads

Arrhythmia Diagnosis: Part 1 Nodal Abnormalities, Escape Beats, and Premature Atrial Contractions

Arrhythmia Diagnosis: Part 2 Premature Ventricular Contractions, Alternans, and Ectopic Tachycardis

Electronic Pacemakers

Bundle of His Recordings

Systematic Approach to Reading an Electrocardiogram


About the Author

Constant\, Jules

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Cardiology