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Making sense of the ECG : a hands-on guide / Andrew Houghton, Consultant Cardiologist, Grantham and District Hospital and Visiting Fellow, University of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, UK, David Gray, formerly Reader in Medicine and Hornorary Consultant Physician, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospital, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham, UK.

By: Houghton, Andrew R [author.]Contributor(s): Gray, David, 1949- [author.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Making sense (Boca Raton, Fla.)Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press 2014Edition: Fourth editionDescription: 247 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781444181821 (pbk. : alk. paper)Subject(s): Electrocardiography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Heart -- Diseases -- Diagnosis -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Electrocardiography -- Handbooks | Heart Diseases -- diagnosis -- Handbooks | Electrocardiography | Heart Diseases -- diagnosisGenre/Form: Handbook DDC classification: 616.1207547 LOC classification: RC683.5.E5 | H68 2014
Contents:
Anatomy and physiology -- PQRST : where the waves come from -- Performing an ECG recording -- Reporting an ECG recording -- Heart rate -- An approach to heart rhythms -- Supraventricular rhythms -- Ventricular rhythms -- Conduction problems -- The axis -- The P wave -- The PR interval -- The Q wave -- The QRS complex -- The ST segment -- The T wave -- The QT interval -- The U wave -- Artefacts on the ECG -- Pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators -- Ambulatory ECG recording -- Exercise ECG testing.
Summary: "Interpreting an ECG correctly and working out what to do next can seem like a daunting task to the non-specialist, yet it is a skill that will be invaluable to any doctor, nurse, or paramedic when evaluating the condition of a patient. Making Sense of the has been written specifically with this in mind, and will help the student and more experienced healthcare practitioner to identify and answer crucial questions, including: Are these abnormalities significant? How to I distinguish between VT and Has the patient had a myocardial infarction? How do I measure the QT interval? Should I refer this patient to a cardiologist? This practical, easy-to-read and easy-to-remember guide to the ECG as a tool for diagnosis and management has been fully updated in its fourth edition to reflect the latest guidelines"--.
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Previous edition: London: Hodder Arnold, 2008.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Anatomy and physiology -- PQRST : where the waves come from -- Performing an ECG recording -- Reporting an ECG recording -- Heart rate -- An approach to heart rhythms -- Supraventricular rhythms -- Ventricular rhythms -- Conduction problems -- The axis -- The P wave -- The PR interval -- The Q wave -- The QRS complex -- The ST segment -- The T wave -- The QT interval -- The U wave -- Artefacts on the ECG -- Pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators -- Ambulatory ECG recording -- Exercise ECG testing.

"Interpreting an ECG correctly and working out what to do next can seem like a daunting task to the non-specialist, yet it is a skill that will be invaluable to any doctor, nurse, or paramedic when evaluating the condition of a patient. Making Sense of the has been written specifically with this in mind, and will help the student and more experienced healthcare practitioner to identify and answer crucial questions, including: Are these abnormalities significant? How to I distinguish between VT and Has the patient had a myocardial infarction? How do I measure the QT interval? Should I refer this patient to a cardiologist? This practical, easy-to-read and easy-to-remember guide to the ECG as a tool for diagnosis and management has been fully updated in its fourth edition to reflect the latest guidelines"--.

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