Making Sense of the ECG Fourth Edition with Cases for Self Assessment: 4th Edition (Paperback) book cover

Making Sense of the ECG Fourth Edition with Cases for Self Assessment

4th Edition

By Andrew Houghton, David Gray

CRC Press

464 pages

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Paperback: 9781482242638
pub: 2014-07-08
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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.

Table of Contents

Where to Find the ECGs

Where to Find the Medical Conditions

PQRST: Where the Waves Come From

Heart rate. Rhythm

The Axis

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

Cardioverter Defibrillators

Ambulatory ECG Recording

Exercise ECG Testing

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation


About the Authors

Andrew R. Houghton, Consultant Cardiologist, Grantham and District Hospital; Visiting Fellow, University of Lincoln, UK

David Gray, Reader in Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospital, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MEDICAL / Emergency Medicine
MEDICAL / Internal Medicine