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Guide to Basic Electrocardiography - J. W. Beasley

Guide to Basic Electrocardiography

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A spiral bound quick reference to basic ECG patterns and diagnosis. For primary physicians in training or practice. Assumes knowledge of basic terminology and pathophysiology. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

1. Introduction.- 2. A Way to Visualize the Electrocardiogram in Relation to the Heart.- 3. The Formal Reading of the Electrocardiogram.- The Description of the Electrocardiogram.- The Anatomy of the Normal Tracing.- The Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram.- 4. Indications for Performing an Electrocardiogram.- Screening.- Hypertension.- Coronary Artery Disease, Chest Pain, and Ischemia.- Pericarditis and Myocarditis.- Palpitations, Syncope, and Arrhythmias.- Valvular and Congenital Heart Disease.- 5. Abnormalities of Rhythm.- Supraventricular Arrhythmias.- Regular Supraventricular Rhythms.- Sinus Bradycardia.- Sinus Tachycardia.- Atrial Tachycardias.- Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardias.- Rhythms Seen with Wolff-Parkinson-White and Related Syndromes.- Atrial Flutter.- Junctional Rhythms.- Irregular Supraventricular Rhythms.- Sinus Arrhythmia.- Premature Atrial Complexes.- Wandering Atrial Pacemaker (Multifocal Atrial Rhythm).- Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia.- Sinus Pauses and Sinus Arrest.- Premature Junctional Complexes.- Atrial Fibrillation.- Irregularity and the Ashman Phenomenon.- Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with WPW.- Regular Ventricular Rhythms.- Ventricular Escape Rhythm.- Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm.- Ventricular Tachycardia.- Paced Rhythms.- Irregular Ventricular Rhythms.- Premature Ventricular Complexes.- Torsade de Pointes.- Ventricular Fibrillation.- Irregular Ventricular Paced Rhythms.- Capture as a Cause of Ventricular Irregularity.- Distinguishing Ventricular from Supraventricular Arrhythmias.- Ventricular Rhythms and Atrioventricular Block.- Mobitz Type I (Wenckebach) Second-Degree AV Block.- Mobitz Type II Second-Degree AV Block.- Third-Degree AV Block.- 6. Abnormalities of Conduction (Exclusive of Second-and Third-Degree Atrioventricular Block).- Abnormalities of the P-R Interval.- First-Degree Atrioventricular Block.- Abnormalities of the QRS Interval (Including Bundle Branch Blocks).- Right Bundle Branch Block.- Left Bundle Branch Block.- Abnormalities of the Ventricular Intrinsicoid Deflection.- Nonspecific Intraventricular Conduction Delay.- Abnormalities of the Q-T Interval.- 7. Abnormalities of the Electrical Axis.- Abnormalities of the P-Wave Axis.- Abnormalities of the QRS Axis.- Left-Axis Deviation.- Left Anterior Fascicular Block.- Right-Axis Deviation.- Left Posterior Fascicular Block.- Indeterminate or Inconsistent Frontal Plane Axis.- Lead Placement Errors.- Bifascicular and Trifascicular Blocks.- Abnormalities of the T-Wave Axis.- 8. Abnormalities of the P Wave.- The Tall P Wave.- The Wide and/or Notched P Wave.- 9. Abnormalities of the QRS Complex.- Abnormally Low QRS Voltages.- Abnormally High QRS Voltages.- Ventricular Hypertrophy.- Left Ventricular Hypertrophy.- Right Ventricular Hypertrophy.- Normal and Abnormal Q and R Waves.- Causes of Pseudoinfarction Patterns.- Accessory Pathway Syndromes.- Poor R Wave Progression.- Other Variations of the QRS Complex.- 10. Abnormalities of the ST Segment.- Elevated ST Segments.- Depressed ST Segments.- 11. Abnormalities of the T Wave and the U Wave.- The T Wave in Myocardial Infarction.- Tall T Waves.- Diphasic or Inverted T Waves.- Abnormalities of the U Wave.- 12. The Electrocardiogram in Childhood.- QRS Axis.- ST Segments.- T Waves.- References.- About the Authors.

ISBN: 9780306432965
ISBN-10: 030643296X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 179
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27