Interpreting an ECG correctly and working out what to do next can seem like a daunting task to the non-specialist, yet it is a skill that will be invaluable to any doctor, nurse, or paramedic when evaluating the condition of a patient.
Making Sense of the ECG has been written specifically with this in mind, and will help the student and more experienced healthcare practitioner to identify and answer crucial questions, including:
Are these abnormalities significant?
How to I distinguish between VT and SVT?
Has the patient had a myocardial infarction?
How do I measure the QT interval?
Should I refer this patient to a cardiologist?
This practical, easy-to-read and easy-to-remember guide to the ECG as a tool for diagnosis and management has been fully updated in its fourth edition to reflect the latest guidelines.
Where to Find the ECGs
Where to Find the Medical Conditions
PQRST: Where the Waves Come From
Heart rate. Rhythm
The P Wave
The PR Interval
The Q Wave
The QRS Complex
The ST Segment
The T Wave
The Qt Interval
The U Wave
Artefacts on the ECG
Pacemakers and Implantable
Ambulatory ECG Recording
Exercise ECG Testing