Many books on ECG interpretation use simulated ECG tracings. Most of the traces that you find in this book are from real people and of the quality that you will be expected to interpret from in practice.

There are two new chapters in this third edition that add greatly to the usefulness of the book. There is now a chapter on Hemiblocks, Bi Fascicular and Tri Fascicular Blocks. Here the reader will see how what seems a complex diagnosis from an ECG is easily mastered by simply putting together two concepts learned in earlier chapters. The other new chapter is on Paced Rhythms to help those looking after patients who have pacemakers fitted as it is recognised that pacemakers may cause confusion when trying to interpret the ECG.

Both these new chapters adhere to the principles followed set out the first edition: that the text should be accessible and relevant to all practitioners, regardless of their experience and that the text should always be supported with relevant exercises to reinforce learning.

Contents include:
Recording a readable electrocardiogram (ECG)
The electrical conducting system of the heart
A systematic approach to rhythm strip analysis
Heart blocks
Common Arrhythmias
Ectopics and Extrasystoles
The 12 lead ECG
Axis deviation
Ischaemia, injury and necrosis
Sites of infarction
Bundle branch blocks
Chamber enlargement
Hemiblocks, bifascicular blocks and trifascicular blocks
Paced rhythms
A systematic approach to ECG interpretation


Angela Rowlands, Senior Lecturer at Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary University of London, UK

Andrew Sargent, Tutor in Critical Care Nursing, Florence Nightingale School of Nursing and Midwifery, King’s College London, UK
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ISBN: 9781907830860
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