Making Sense Of The Ecg: A Hands-on Guide, Fourth Edition by Andrew HoughtonMaking Sense Of The Ecg: A Hands-on Guide, Fourth Edition by Andrew Houghton

Making Sense Of The Ecg: A Hands-on Guide, Fourth Edition

byAndrew Houghton, David GrayEditorAndrew Houghton

Paperback | June 4, 2014

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Highly Commended, BMA Medical Book Awards 2015

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.

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
Title:Making Sense Of The Ecg: A Hands-on Guide, Fourth EditionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.75 × 7.5 × 0.55 inPublished:June 4, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1444181823

ISBN - 13:9781444181821

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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. Index.

Editorial Reviews

"The book's primary strength is its broad appeal. It is a great reference for medical students and interns or noncardiovascular subspecialists. Illustrations are plentiful, which is essential to recognizing ECG patterns."
¿Shawn Ragbir, MD for Doody's Review Service