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Pocket Tutor: ECG Interpretation

Pocket Tutor: ECG Interpretation

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Book, 192 pages, 2011
ISBN: 9781907816031

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Pocket Tutor: ECG Interpretation

Highly affordable price and convenient pocket size format – fits in back pocket. Logical, sequential content: relevant basic science, then a guide to understanding a normal ECG and the building blocks of an abnormal ECG, before describing clinical disorders. Clinical disorders illustrated by a full page 12 lead ECG with brief accompanying text on facing page that clearly identifies the defining feature of the ECG (in other words, what is it that makes this atrial fibrillation?). Focus on the conditions that medical students and foundation doctors are most likely to see and be tested on.


Ch. 1 First principles

1.1 Anatomy

1.2 Physiology

1.3 Cell physiology

1.4 Technicalities – recording the ECG


Ch. 2 The 12-lead ECG

2.1 Introduction

2.2 The limb leads

2.3 The chest leads

2.4 The lead orientation

2.5 ECG nomenclature

Ch. 3 Interpreting the ECG

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Step 1: Is there electrical activity?

3.3 Step 2. What is the QRS (ventricular) rate?

3.4 Step 3: Is the rhythm regular?

3.5 Step 4: Is the QRS narrow (normal) or broad?

3.6 Step 5. Is there atrial electrical activity?

3.7 Step 6: How is the atrial activity related to the

ventricular activity?

3.8 Glossary of distinct ECG signs

Ch. 4 Bradyarrhythmias I: sinoatrial node dysfunction

4.1 Sinus bradycardia

4.2 Sinus pause with junctional escape beat

Ch. 5 Bradyarrhythmias II: conduction abnormalities

5.1 First degree atrioventricular block

5.2 Second-degree atrioventricular block, Mobitz

type 1 or Wenkebach

5.3 Second-degree atrioventricular block, Mobitz

type 2

5.4 Second-degree heart block: 2:1 atrioventricular


5.5 Third-degree (complete) atrioventricular block

With narrow QRS

5.6 Third-degree (complete) atrioventricular block

with broad QRS

5.7 Right bundle branch block

5.8 Left bundle branch block

Ch. 6 Ectopic beats

6.1 Atrial ectopic beats

6.2 Ventricular ectopic beats

6.3 Junctional ectopic beats

Ch. 7 Atrial arrhythmias

7.1 Atrial tachycardia

7.2 Multifocal atrial tachycardia

7.3 Atrial flutter with 2:1 block

7.4 Atrial fibrillation

7.5 Atrial fibrillation with left bundle branch block

Ch. 8 Narrow-complex tachyarrhythmias (supraventricular tachycardias)

8.1 Atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia

8.2 Atrioventricular reciprocating tachycardia

8.3 Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome: right-sided


8.4 Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome: left lateral


8.5 Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome: posterior


8.6 Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome plus atrial


Ch. 9 Broad-complex tachyarrhythmias

9.1 Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia

9.2 Polymorphic ventricular tachycardia

9.3 Torsade de points

9.4 Ventricular fibrillation

9.5 Supraventricular tachycardia

9.6 Supraventricular tachycardia with bundle branch


Ch. 10 Ischaemia and infarction

10.1 ST segment depression (cardiac ischaemia)

10.2 Acute myocardial ischaemia: T wave inversion

and the LAD syndrome

10.3 ST segment elevation myocardial infarction:


10.4 ST segment elevation myocardial infarction: acute


10.5 ST segment elevation myocardial infarction:


10.6 Completed myocardial infarction

Ch. 11 Inherited arrhythmia problems

11.1 Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

11.2 Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia

11.3 Long QT syndrome

11.4 Brugada syndrome

Ch. 12 Miscellaneous conditions

12.1 Pericarditis

12.2 Left ventricular hypertrophy

12.3 Right ventricular hypertrophy

12.4 Pulmonary embolus

12.5 Pacemaker

12.6 Hyperkalaemia

12.7 Hypokalaemia

12.8 Hypercalcaemia

Product Code: 100137

ISBN: 9781907816031

Authors: S. James, K. Nelson