Advanced ECG: Boards and Beyond, 2nd Edition

Advanced ECG: Boards and Beyond

2nd Edition

By Brendan Phibbs, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Arizona Medical Center; Chief of Cardiology, Kino Community Hospital, Tucson, Arizona.


1. Sinus Rhythms: Two Benign Variations
2. Ectopic Beats and Sustained Ectopic Rhythms: Mechanisms of Idiorhythms and Paroxysmal Tachycardia
3. Differential Diagnosis of Wide-Beat Tachycardia
4. The Supraventricular Tachycardias
5. Various Abnormalities of Intraventricular Conduction
6. More About Aberrancy
Self-Assessment I
7. AV Block: Where Is It Localized and What Do You Do About It?
8. Diagnosis of Complex Forms of AV Block: Some Tricks, Some Booby Traps
9. Atrial Fibrillation
10. Atrial Flutter
Self-Assessment II
11. Preexcitation
12. Fascicular Beats and Fascicular Tachycardia
13. Concealed Conduction, Exit Block, Bundle-Branch Wenckebach and Supernormal Conduction
14. Fatal Arrhythmias: Ventricular Fibrillation, Ventricular Flutter, Torsade, R-on-T Phenomenon, Standstill
15. The Sick Sinus Syndrome
16. Digitalis-Toxic Arrhythmias
17. Myocardial Infarction
18. Diagnosing Myocardial Infarction in the Presence of Bundle-Branch Block
19. Transient Myocardial Ischemia and Angina Pectoris
20. Pericarditis
21. Enlargement of the Chambers of the Heart: Hypertrophy and Dilatation
22. ?Nonspecific? Myocardial Pathology
23. Electrolytes and Drugs
24. Two Special Cases: Pulmonary Emboli and Hypothermia
Self-Assessment Exercise III
25. Graduation Exercise
26. How to Take a Board Examination
Appendixes
I. Indications for Pacing in the Bradyarrhythmias
II. How to Determine Axis