9780781716673

The Only Ekg Book You'll Ever Need

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  • ISBN13:

    9780781716673

  • ISBN10:

    0781716675

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1999-03-01
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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This updated Third Edition of The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need provides all the information you need to read EKGs efficiently and accurately, covering everything from the fundamentals of EKG interpretation to the latest advances in pacemaker technology, exercise testing, and electrophysiological studies. You'll understand how the EKG is used in everyday practice and learn to quickly and easily interpret: hypertrophy and enlargement, arrhythmias, conduction blocks, pre-excitation syndromes, and myocardial infarctions.

Table of Contents

Getting Started 1(8)
Chapter 1 The Basics
9(52)
Electricity and the Heart
10(7)
Time and Voltage
17(2)
P Waves, QRS Complexes, T Waves, and Some Straight Lines
19(9)
Naming the Straight Lines
28(2)
Summary: The Waves and Straight Lines of the EKG
30(1)
Making Waves
31(5)
The 12 Views of the Heart
36(9)
A Word About Vectors
45(1)
The Normal 12-Lead EKG
46(11)
Summary: Orientation of the Waves of the Normal EKG
57(2)
Coming Attractions
59(2)
Chapter 2 Hypertrophy and Enlargement of the Heart
61(34)
Definitions
62(3)
Axis
65(7)
Summary: Axis
72(3)
Axis Deviation, Hypertrophy, and Enlargement
75(3)
Atrial Enlargement
78(3)
Summary: Atrial Enlargement
81(1)
Ventricular Hypertrophy
82(6)
Secondary Repolarization Abnormalities of Ventricular Hypertrophy
88(2)
Summary: Ventricular Hypertrophy
90(1)
Case 1
91(1)
Case 2
92(3)
Chapter 3 Arrhythmias
95(58)
The Clinical Manifestations of Arrhythmias
97(1)
Why Arrhythmias Happen
98(1)
Rhythm Strips
99(2)
How To Determine the Heart Rate From the EKG
101(4)
The Four Basic Types of Arrhythmias
105(1)
Arrhythmias of Sinus Origin
106(7)
Ectopic Rhythms
113(3)
The Four Questions
116(2)
Ectopic Supraventricular Arrhythmias
118(11)
Summary: Supraventricular Arrhythmias
129(1)
Ectopic Ventricular Arrhythmias
130(7)
Summary: Ventricular Arrhythmias
137(1)
Summary: Rules of Malignancy for PVCs
137(1)
Supraventricular Versus Ventricular Arrhythmias
138(6)
Summary: Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Versus Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) With Aberrancy
144(1)
Programmed Electrical Stimulation
145(1)
Implantable Defibrillators
146(2)
Case 3
148(2)
Case 4
150(3)
Chapter 4 Conduction Blocks
153(36)
What Is a Conduction Block?
154(1)
AV Blocks
155(9)
Summary: AV Block
164(1)
Bundle Branch Block
165(6)
Summary: Bundle Branch Block
171(1)
Hemiblocks
172(4)
Summary: Criteria for Hemiblock
176(1)
Combining Bundle Branch Blocks and Hemiblocks
177(1)
Summary: Criteria for Bifascicular Block
177(3)
The Ultimate in Playing With Blocks: Combining AV Blocks, Bundle Branch Blocks, and Hemiblocks
180(2)
Pacemakers
182(4)
Case 5
186(3)
Chapter 5 Preexcitation Syndromes
189(12)
What Is Preexcitation?
190(2)
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
192(1)
Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndrome
193(1)
Associated Arrhythmias
194(4)
Summary: Preexcitation
198(1)
Case 6
199(2)
Chapter 6 Myocardial Infarctions
201(42)
What Is a Myocardial Infarction?
202(1)
How to Diagnose a Myocardial Infarction
203(12)
Summary: The EKG Changes of an Evolving Myocardial Infarction
215(1)
Localizing the Infarct
216(9)
Non-Q Wave Myocardial Infarctions
225(2)
Angina
227(2)
Summary: The ST Segment in Cardiac Disease
229(1)
Limitations of the EKG in Diagnosing an Infarction
230(1)
Stress Testing
231(5)
Case 7
236(7)
Chapter 7 Finishing Touches
243(24)
Electrolyte Disturbances
245(4)
Hypothermia
249(1)
Drugs
250(4)
Other Cardiac Disorders
254(4)
Pulmonary Disorders
258(2)
Central Nervous System Disease
260(1)
The Athlete's Heart
261(1)
Summary: Miscellaneous Conditions
262(2)
Case 8
264(3)
Chapter 8 Putting It All Together
267(22)
The 11-Step Method for Reading EKGs
270(2)
Review Charts
272(17)
Subject Index 289

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