This highly respected and famous book is a simple, readable guide to the accurate identification and interpretation of abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) patterns, written for medical students, nurses and junior doctors. The emphasis throughout is on the straightforward practical application of the ECG. Generations of medical and health care staff have benefited from its clear-cut approach to this important investigation.
A practical and highly informative guide to a difficult subject.
Provides a full understanding of the ECG in the diagnosis and management of abnormal cardiac rhythms.
Emphasises the role of the full 12 lead ECG with realistic reproduction of recordings.
A new page size and text design give a much clearer presentation of the ECGs.
An expanded section focuses on the practical aspects of making a recording.
Over 20 new ECG recordings included.
A new chapter on how to use the ECG.
An expanded self-testing chapter with clinical scenarios and advice on clinical management. Detailed answers are cross-referenced to ECG in Practice and 150 ECG Problems to help the reader who wishes to read further on a topic.
Excellent book for getting to grasps with basics of ECGs.
By A Customer - April 22, 1999
This book is written for medical students, nurses, paramedics - anyone who may be involved in interpreting ECGs in clinical practice and whom might not have the best knowledge of physics. It teaches interpretation without necessarily understanding all the physics involved. It is only a little book, yet covers a suprising amount. It helped me to understand ECGs better for my third year MBChB exams.
Excellent 1-sitting reading
By T. F LEE - July 20, 2004
The book is very clearly written. The new edition (6th Edition) is printed on nice glossy paper in two-colours (helpful for ECGs). The book is very clearly written, and can be read in one sitting (several hours, unfortunately). The methods for reading ECGs are pretty good, and stresses the understanding of the underlying electrical conduction of the heart. The ordering of topics is well-thought out, starting with ECG introduction (placement of leads, what we are seeing, etc.) to conduction problems, to heart rhythms, to abnormalities in the P, QRS and T waves.
I think the book is as simple as it gets for ECGs. It doesn't mark the exact location of the arrhythmias, but if you are a medical/health professional (or student), it should be assumed that you must know something about the heart (and conduction) prior to learning how to read the ECG. It probably also assumes that you are reading the book somewhat in sequence/order, so you actually know what the author is talking... read more
Goes right to the point!
By Tiago Villanueva Gutierrez Arruda Marques - March 13, 2002
First of all, I would like to say this book saved me in my Clinical Medicine oral exam; I was asked every possible pattern, and it was in the book! one week before my exam I had the fortune of finding this book in the bookshelf of a bookshop. One good thing about this book is that it is read very quickly (and the cristal-clear language helps!), so it can save someone who needs urgently to get some solid ideas about ECG in the brain! The author simplifies the physics involved too much, so it may be hard to follow the line of thinking in case one doesn`t have strong foundations of cardiac electrophysiology... read more