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. How to Recognize a Normal ECG. Dipole Concept. How to Produce a Good ECG Tracing. Initial Activation and the Septal Valve. 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. Atrial Overloads. Arrhythmia Diagnosis: Nodal Abnormalities, Escape Beats, and Premature Atrial Contractions. Arrhythmia Diagnosis: Premature Ventricular Contractions, Alternans, and Ectopic Tachycardis. Electronic Pacemakers. Bundle of His Recordings. Systematic Approach to Reading an Electrocardiogram. Index.