Consolidate your knowledge by putting the principles into practice. Making Sense of the ECG: Cases for Self-Assessment presents everything you need to assess your ability to interpret ECGs accurately, perform differential diagnosis, and decide upon the most appropriate clinical management in each situation. The patients' history, examination and initial investigations are presented along with questions on the ECG interpretation. Detailed explanatory answers ensure this book solves your queries as well as providing practical guidance and essential revision.
* Each case is presented over 4 pages, setting out the clinical scenario and ECG, questions to prompt the reader, ECG analysis, and detailed answers and commentary providing the appropriate action to take
* User-friendly two-colour landscape design, fully illustrated with clear ECGs
* Written by the same respected authors and the perfect companion to Making Sense of the ECG, Third Edition, with useful cross-references allowing students to learn, revise and test themselves on all aspects of electrocardiography
- un exposé clair, en 17 chapitres, des complexes, rythmes, axes, tests d'effort, ondes, artefacts, pacemakers, etc...
- une facilité de repérage grâce à deux tables des matières proposant une recherche par tracés ou par situations pathologiques.
- 160 illustrations en 2 couleurs (tracés, schémas du cœur), des tableaux, de nombreux encadrés reprenant l'information essentielle, des rappels, des résumés avec points clés en fin de chapitre, des points sur l'aide à demander, les mesures d'urgence, les avertissements, les traitements, etc.
- des réponses aux questions les plus urgentes : comment interpréter cet ECG ? Ces anomalies sont-elles importantes ?Comment mesurer l'intervalle QT ? Ce patient doit-il être adressé à un cardiologue ?
- sur le terrain : une orientation vers le diagnostic correct, vers l'action la plus appropriée, vers un spécialiste lorsque cela est nécessaire.
Cette deuxième édition a été mise à jour pour tenir compte des dernières avancées dans le domaine de l'ECG. Elle propose :
- l'ajout d'un nouveau chapitre relatif à l'enregistrement ambulatoire de l'ECG ;
- un développement sur le défibrillateur automatique implantable ;
- un complément sur l'étude de nouveaux marqueurs diagnostiques de la nécrose myocardique et sur les « syndromes coronaires aigus » ;
- un renouvellement des tracés ECG ;
- une révision du chapitre relatif à la réanimation cardiopulmonaire.
Pocket ECGs for Nursesassists with this task by providing a detailed yet readable introduction to ECG interpretation, supplemented by clinical information about how to act based on its findings.
The book begins by covering the basics of cardiac anatomy and physiology and how these relate to the ECG. It then guides nurses on how to perform a high-quality ECG recording, interpret it and make sense of common ECG abnormalities. The book also includes a guide to ambulatory and bedside monitoring as well as useful chapter summaries.
This pocketbook is an essential reference for the non-specialist who needs to be able to record and perform a basic and safe interpretation of an ECG. Written in plain language with clear explanations, bullet lists and summaries throughout, this handy guide will benefit nurses as well as paramedics and other allied health professionals in recording and reading ECGs.
One of the key challenges of writing a textbook of diagnostic medicine is to balance the "bottom up" approach of constructing a differential diagnosis from individual clinical findings, and the "top down" approach of learning the key features pertaining to a particular diagnosis. The 13th edition of Chamberlain's Symptoms and Signs in Clinical Medicine integrates both approaches into a coherent working framework that will assist the reader in preparing for academic and professional examinations, and in everyday practice.
Presented in full colour and illustrated with relevant images, this book provides a thorough lesson in diagnostic medicine, ensuring the reader is fully prepared to deal with the challenging process of differential diagnosis through a thorough knowledge of the central features of the conditions that they are likely to encounter.
Key features: Teaches the reader how to diagnose correctly through assessment of symptoms and signs while simultaneously recalling all key features of a given condition Full colour and generously illustrated Conforms with the core competencies required for the foundation years Includes bullet point lists and tip boxes Chapters conclude with a summary of key points for easy revision Written and edited by a highly experienced team of specialists Companion website
The strong clinical focus and concentration on real-life scenarios make this book especially relevant in day-to-day practice. New chapters in this edition discuss myocardial mechanics and speckle tracking and 3D echo. The book also contains significantly expanded and updated material on:Contrast echocardiography Tissue Doppler imaging Intravascular ultrasound and epicardial echocardiography The left ventricle and its systolic function Left ventricular diastolic function The left atrium
Supplying the latest guidelines and evidence-based clinical advice, this edition is also supplemented with new illustrations and an updated website. Fully updated key references for further reading are provided for each chapter. This accessible yet comprehensive text will ensure readers are up to date on the essentials in the field and can confidently integrate new procedures into their everyday practice.
Use alongside the popular companion Making Sense of the ECG 4E,or independently, as a vital tool to consolidate your knowledge and prepare yourself for future clinical practice.
Making Sense of Echocardiography provides a clinical context for each echo study and includes the latest published guidelines on what to do with the results. Transthoracic echocardiography is covered throughout with clear step-by-step guidance on how to perform each study, evaluate your findings and write your report. Separate chapters describe the use of transoesophageal and stress echocardiography. Newer modalities such as 3D and tissue Doppler imaging are covered alongside traditional ultrasound methods, providing a complete snapshot of echocardiography and its applications in cardiac medicine today.
As an up-to-date, accessible, and clearly-written overview of echocardiography, this book is unrivalled. It is an essential guide for Cardiologists, Cardiac Technicians, Primary Care Physicians, specialist nurses, and anyone with an interest in cardiac imaging.