workbooks with a versatile Web-based program to offer students, health
care professionals, and physicians an indispensable resource for
developing and honing the technical skills and systematic approach
needed to interpret ECGs with confidence. ECGs from real patient cases
offer a complete and in-depth learning experience by focusing on
fundamental electrophysiologic properties and clinical concepts as well
as detailed discussion of important diagnostic findings and relevant
management decisions. Six comprehensive volumes encompass more than 600
individual case studies—plus an online repository of hundreds more
interactive case studies (www.realworldECGs.com)—that include feedback
and discussion about the important waveforms and clinical
decision-making involved. From an introductory volume that outlines the
approaches and tools utilized in the analysis of all ECGs to subsequent
volumes covering particular disease entities for which the ECG is
useful, readers will take away the in-depth knowledge needed to
successfully interpret the spectrum of routine to challenging ECGs they
will encounter in their own clinical practice.
Volume 1: The Basics outlines
the approaches and tools utilized in the analysis of all ECGs,
including the identification of important waveforms and subtle
abnormalities. This introductory volume lays the foundation for a true
understanding of vital ECG principles, including normal activation of
the atria and ventricles, the standard lead system, normal waveforms and
intervals, and components of a normal ECG recording. Volume 1: The Basics includes 90 Cases.
Coverage of both basic and advanced concepts incorporates the latest research developments and provides material that is pertinent to both beginning and experienced prehospital care providers.
- Chapters 1-15 cover ECG basics, 3-lead interpretation and treatment of dysrhythmias, pacemaker rhythms and more.
- Chapters 16-19 cover acute coronary syndromes, thrombus formation, and advanced treatment options.
Companion CD offers even more practice with 200 practice rhythm self-assessment exercises and answers in PowerPoint format.
Drug Caution boxes provide valuable tips and reminders on drug use and administration.
Patient care algorithms show you step-by-step management and treatment.
Chapter summaries reinforce major concepts and tie information together.
Chapter review questions test your understanding of key topics.
Heart rate calculator ruler is included free in every text.
Advanced level treatment material, such as complete thrombus formation, treatment and management offers critical information for both the hospital setting and the EMS setting.
Self-assessment answer keys allow you to check your own work for self-evaluation.
Chapter outline offers a quick overview of each chapter’s content.
Learning Objective boxes allow you to check off mastered information.
Key terms help you learn essential vocabulary and reinforce basic concepts.
Illustrations aid comprehension of difficult concepts.
Notes sections provide a place to write down your lecture notes and keep information in one place for review.
More than 100 years after its first use by Willem Einthoven, electrocardiography continues to be the first diagnostic tool applied in most cardiac patients. This text atlas provides a sound basis for the correct ECG interpretation essential for appropriate patient management.
Written to be the go-to resource for residents and students on cardiology rotation, ECG Rounds replicates the experience of having a master clinician rounding with you--skillfully linking ECG abnormalities to a particular case.
The author presents a set of tracings, which when taken together, demonstrate most of the abnormalities that a generalist physician trainee should be familiar with. Each tracing is followed by clinical questions and fully explained answers designed to reinforce important electrocardiographic concepts.
192 TRACINGS DETAIL:
Rather than encouraging you to memorize endless facts, ECG Rounds focuses on practical interpretation based on reasoning and process. The design allows you to choose tracings by level of difficulty, teaching topic, or sequentially as presented in the book.
There is a great need for a simple book that teaches electrocardiography from a pathophysiologic basis. The proposed paperback book will be small format, concise, and 200-pages in length. It can be utilized as a reference - chapter by chapter or read throughout for an overview. Each chapter will feature ten questions that will provide a chapter review. Ten case studies will be highlighted at the end of the book that will integrate the multiple principles of electrocardiography.