The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need

The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need

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Publication Date: 2012
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ISBN/ISSN: 9781451119053

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This popular and practical text presents all the information clinicians need to use the EKG in everyday practice and interpret hypertrophy and enlargement, arrhythmias, conduction blocks, pre-excitation syndromes, and myocardial infarction. It is an ideal reference for medical students in ICM courses, house officers, or anyone directly involved in patient care, whether student, teacher, or practitioner.

  • Four-color design to make models, illustrations and tracings clearer
  • More questions for faculty test generator
  • Numerous new tracings
  • Expanded sections on subjects where new developments have made deeper understanding possible including atrial fibrillation, long QT syndrome, apical ballooning syndrome and more
  • 200 facsimiles of EKG strips
  • Clinical examples to help students get a sense of the clinical use of EKG
  • Numerous case studies
  • Online companion site with fully searchable text and image bank. Plus, an interactive question bank for students, EKG Image with explanation test bank and test generator for faculty
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  • Four-color design to make models, illustrations and tracings clearer
  • More questions for faculty test generator
  • Numerous new tracings
  • Expanded sections on subjects where new developments have made deeper understanding possible including atrial fibrillation, long QT syndrome, apical ballooning syndrome and more
  • 200 facsimiles of EKG strips
  • Clinical examples to help students get a sense of the clinical use of EKG
  • Numerous case studies
  • Online companion site with fully searchable text and image bank. Plus, an interactive question bank for students, EKG Image with explanation test bank and test generator for faculty

 

Malcolm S. Thaler MD
Malcolm S. Thaler, MD
Physician, Internal Medicine, One Medical Group
Clinical Instructor in Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Medical Staff, New York Presbyterian Hospital
New York, New York


Edition: 7
ISBN/ISSN: 9781451119053
Product Format: Softbound
Trim Size: 7 x 9
Pages: 352
Pub Date: 2012
Weight: 1.25
Getting Started

Chapter 1
The Basics
Electricity and the Heart
The Cells of the Heart
Time and Voltage
P Waves, QRS Complexes, T Waves, and Some Straight Lines
Naming the Straight Lines
Summary: The Waves and Straight Lines of the EKG
Making Waves
The 12 Views of the Heart
A Word About Vectors
The Normal 12-Lead EKG
Summary
: Orientation of the Waves of the Normal EKG
Coming Attractions

Chapter 2
Hypertrophy and Enlargement of the Heart
Definitions
Axis
Summary: Axis
Axis Deviation, Hypertrophy, and Enlargement
Atrial Enlargement
Summary: Atrial Enlargement
Ventricular Hypertrophy
Secondary Repolarization Abnormalities of Ventricular Hypertrophy
Summary: Ventricular Hypertrophy
CASE 1
CASE 2


Chapter 3
Arrhythmias

The Clinical Manifestations of Arrhythmias
Why Arrhythmias Happen
Rhythm Strips
How to Determine the Heart Rate From the EKG
The Five Basic Types of Arrhythmias
Arrhythmias of Sinus Origin
Ectopic Rhythms
Reentrant Rhythms
The Four Questions
Supraventricular Arrhythmias
Summary: Supraventricular Arrhythmias
Ventricular Arrhythmias
Summary: Ventricular Arrhythmias
Supraventricular Versus Ventricular Arrhythmias
Summary: Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Versus PSVT With Aberrancy
Programmed Electrical Stimulation
Implantable Defibrillators
External Defibrillators
CASE 3
CASE 4
CASE 5


Chapter 4

Conduction Blocks

What Is a Conduction Block?
AV Blocks
Summary: AV Blocks
Bundle Branch Block
Summary: Bundle Branch Block
Hemiblocks
Combining Right Bundle Branch Block and Hemiblocks
Blocks That Underachieve
The Ultimate in Playing With Blocks: Combining AV Blocks, Right Bundle
Branch Block, and Hemiblocks
Pacemakers
CASE 6
CASE 7


Chapter 5

Preexcitation Syndromes
What Is Preexcitation?
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndrome
Associated Arrhythmias
Summary: Preexcitation
CASE 8

Chapter 6
Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction
What Is a Myocardial Infarction?
How to Diagnose a Myocardial Infarction
Summary: The EKG Changes of an Evolving Myocardial Infarction
Localizing the Infarct
Non–Q Wave Myocardial Infarctions
Angina
Summary: The ST Segment in Ischemic Cardiac Disease
Limitations of the EKG in Diagnosing an Infarction
Stress Testing
CASE 9

Chapter 7
Finishing Touches
Electrolyte Disturbances
Hypothermia
Drugs
More on the QT Interval
Other Cardiac Disorders
Pulmonary Disorders
Central Nervous System Disease
Sudden Cardiac Death
The Athlete’s Heart
Summary: Miscellaneous Conditions
CASE 10
CASE 11


Chapter 8
Putting It All Together
The 11-Step Method for Reading EKGs
Review Charts

Chapter 9

How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?

Index
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