The ECG Made Practical is a clinically-orientated book, showing how the electrocardiogram can help in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with symptoms suggesting cardiovascular disease. The underlying philosophy of this Seventh Edition remains that the ECG has to be interpreted in the light of the patient’s history and physical examination, thus the book is organised in chapters according to a patient’s symptoms.
The ECG is a vital part of diagnosis and prolonged ambulatory ECG recording is now commonplace. This Seventh Edition includes a greater focus on ambulatory monitoring and the newer monitoring devices, while developments in pacing systems and defibrillators are described.
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PrefaceWhat to expect of this bookWhat to expect of the ECGAcknowledgements12-lead ECGs1 The ECG in healthy peopleTypes of ECGThe ‘normal’ ECGWhat to do2 The ECG in patients with palpitations and syncopeThe clinical history and physical examinationThe ECG3 The ECG in patients with palpitations and syncopeTypes of ecg monitorsFeatures of ambulatory ECG traces4 The ECG when the patient has a tachycardiaMechanism of tachycardiasManagement of arrhythmiasElectrophysiology and catheter ablationCardiac arrest5 The ECG when the patient has a bradycardiaMechanism of bradycardiasManagement of bradycardias6 The ECG in patients with chest painHistory and examinationThe ECG in patients with myocardial ischaemiaThe ECG in pulmonary embolismThe ECG in other causes of chest painECG pitfalls in the diagnosis of chest pain7 The ECG in patients with breathlessnessHistory and examinationRhythm problemsThe ECG in disorders affecting the left side of the heartThe ECG in disorders affecting the right side of the heartWhat to do8 The effects of other conditions on the ECGArtefacts in ECG recordingsThe ECG in congenital heart diseaseThe ECG in systemic diseasesThe Effects of serum electrolyte abnormalities on the ECGThe effects of medication on the ECGOther causes of an abnormal ECG9 ConclusionsDescriptionInterpretationDiagnosisTreatmentConclusionIndex