John R. Hampton, DM, MA, DPhil, FRCP, FFPM, FESC
This clinically-orientated book shows how the electrocardiogram is used to aid the diagnosis of patients with cardiovascular disease. Each chapter begins with a brief consideration of the history and examination of the patient to assist the doctor plan how to use the ECG in the most intelligent and profitable way. The text explains the variations in the patterns of ECGs which are seen in both healthy people as well as those with cardiac problems, and illustrates the abnormalities with a comprehensive range of examples.
A new page size and text design gives a much clearer presentation of the ECGs, allowing full traces to be presented on one page
A new chapter on electrophysiology and electrical devices responds to the increasing occurrence of pacemakers and implanted defibrillators in patients
The "What to do" sections at the end of chapters have been fully updated
"This is a quick read and is unique in its approach to reviewing ECGs associated with common symptom presentations. This makes it a good book not only for cardiologists, but also for other clinicians who wish to interpret their patients' ECGs. Tables of etiologies and concise management discussions provide a quick review of the associated diagnoses." Pridhvi R Yelamanchili, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation), Doody Enterprises, Inc. Nov 2008
"A very clear, well laid out and comprehensive ECG textbook. It is up-to-date with this new edition containing a chapter covering pacemakers, defibrillators and electrophysiology in simple terms." BMA Book Awards 2009 - judges comments
By John R. Hampton, DM, MA, DPhil, FRCP, FFPM, FESC, Emeritus Professor of Cardiology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
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