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ECG Interpretation for Everyone
An On–The–Spot Guide
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Main description:

This is a book for any care provider – from advanced students and nurses to residents and even specialists – who needs to master the interpretation of ECGs, especially while "on the spot" at the point of care. This easy–to–use, visual guide takes a novel approach, foregrounding the visual clues or "keys" that readers can learn to recognize in ECGs and thus make rapid decisions about next steps at the point of care. The comparatively minimal text focuses on "must–know" information about the underlying cause of ECG abnormalities.


Contents:

Master Algorithm, viii

Preface, ix


Chapter 1: Technical Issues, 1


Chapter 2: The Normal ECG, 13


Chapter 3: ECG Interpretation Basics, 32


Chapter 4: Abnormal Repolarization: ST Segment Elevation, 37


Chapter 5: Abnormal Repolarization: ST Segment Depression, 98


Chapter 6: Abnormal Repolarization: T Wave Changes and the


QT Interval, 117


Chapter 7: Abnormal Depolarization: A Prominent R Wave in V1, 148


Chapter 8: Abnormal Depolarization: Wide QRS Complexes and Other Depolarization Abnormalities, 184


Chapter 9: Arrhythmias: Normal Rates and Skips, 214


Chapter 10: Arrhythmias: Bradycardia, 241


Chapter 11: Arrhythmias: Tachycardia, 272


Chapter 12: Arrhythmias: Pacing, 334


Chapter 13: Clinical Use of the ECG: Stress Testing, 347


Chapter 14: Clinical Use of the ECG: Clinical Problems, 366


Appendices, 380


Index, 387


PRODUCT DETAILS

ISBN-13: 9781119962144
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd (Wiley–Blackwell)
Publication date: February, 2012
Pages: 404
Dimensions: 138.00 x 180.00 x 25.95

Subcategories: Cardiovascular Medicine, Radiology

MEET THE AUTHOR

Fred Kusumoto, MD is Associate Professor of Medicine at Mayo College of Medicine and Director of the Electrophysiology and Pacing Section at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, Florida. He has been heavily involved in teaching throughout his career and received Mayo s Excellence in Training in the Discipline of Cardiovascular Diseases two years in a row. He also earned the Teacher of the Year award at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Kusumoto has written two books on cardiac devices and cardiac pathophysiology and has authored over fifty journal articles and book chapters. His most recent book is our own Understanding Intracardiac EGMs and ECGs (2010).

Pam Bernath, RN, also of Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL, has been a nurse for almost forty years and has taught ECG analysis to the nursing staff at Mayo for the past six years. This will be her first book publication.