9780781741767

The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need

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  • ISBN13:

    9780781741767

  • ISBN10:

    0781741769

  • Edition: 4th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2002-12-16
  • Publisher: LWW
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What is included with this book?

Summary

Now in its updated Fourth Edition, this popular and practical text presents all the information the clinician needs to read EKGs efficiently and accurately. 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. This edition includes new information on pacemakers, ischemic heart disease, and myocardial infarction treatment. The book features more than 200 facsimiles of EKG strips and numerous case studies and clinical examples. Also included is a pocket-sized review section that can be removed from the book and added to a pocket notebook.

Author Biography

Malcolm S. Thaler, M.D.: Attending Physician, The Bryn Mawr Hospital, Pennsylvania

Table of Contents

Getting Started 1(8)
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(10)
Naming the Straight Lines
29(2)
Summary: The Waves and Straight Lines of the EKG
31(1)
Making Waves
32(5)
The 12 Views of the Heart
37(9)
A Word About Vectors
46(1)
The Normal 12-Lead EKG
47(11)
Summary: Orientation of the Waves of the Normal EKG
58(2)
Coming Attractions
60(1)
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(5)
Case 1
91(1)
Case 2
92(3)
Arrhythmias
95(60)
The Clinical Manifestations of Arrhythmias
97(1)
Why Arrhythmias Happen
98(1)
Rhythm Strips
99(3)
How To Determine the Heart Rate From the EKG
102(4)
The Four Basic Types of Arrhythmias
106(1)
Arrhythmias of Sinus Origin
107(7)
Ectopic Rhythms
114(3)
The Four Questions
117(2)
Ectopic Supraventricular Arrhythmias
119(11)
Summary: Supraventricular Arrhythmias
130(1)
Ectopic Ventricular Arrhythmias
131(7)
Summary: Ventricular Arrhythmias
138(1)
Summary: Rules of Malignancy for PVCs
138(1)
Supraventricular Versus Ventricular Arrhythmias
139(6)
Summary: Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Versus Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) With Aberrancy
145(1)
Programmed Electrical Stimulation
146(1)
Implantable Defibrillators
147(8)
Case 3
150(2)
Case 4
152(3)
Conduction Blocks
155(36)
What Is a Conduction Block?
156(1)
AV Blocks
157(9)
Summary: AV Block
166(1)
Bundle Branch Block
167(6)
Summary: Bundle Branch Block
173(1)
Hemiblocks
174(4)
Summary: Criteria for Hemiblock
178(1)
Combining Bundle Branch Blocks and Hemiblocks
179(1)
Summary: Criteria for Bifascicular Block
179(3)
The Ultimate in Playing With Blocks: Combining AV Blocks, Bundle Branch Blocks, and Hemiblocks
182(2)
Pacemakers
184(7)
Case 5
188(3)
Preexcitation Syndromes
191(12)
What Is Preexcitation?
192(2)
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
194(1)
Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndrome
195(1)
Associated Arrhythmias
196(4)
Summary: Preexcitation
200(3)
Case 6
201(2)
Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction
203(42)
What Is a Myocardial Infarction?
204(1)
How to Diagnose a Myocardial Infarction
205(12)
Summary: The EKG Changes of an Evolving Myocardial Infarction
217(1)
Localizing the Infarct
218(9)
Non-Q Wave Myocardial Infarctions
227(2)
Angina
229(2)
Summary: The ST Segment in Cardiac Disease
231(1)
Limitations of the EKG in Diagnosing an Infarction
232(1)
Stress Testing
233(12)
Case 7
238(7)
Finishing Touches
245(24)
Electrolyte Disturbances
247(4)
Hypothermia
251(1)
Drugs
252(4)
Other Cardiac Disorders
256(4)
Pulmonary Disorders
260(2)
Central Nervous System Disease
262(1)
The Athlete's Heart
263(1)
Summary: Miscellaneous Conditions
264(5)
Case 8
266(3)
Putting It All Together
269(22)
The 11-Step Method for Reading EKGs
272(2)
Review Charts
274(17)
How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?*
291(14)
Practice EKG strips
293(12)
Subject Index 305

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