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Starting to Read ECGs

A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice

  • An accessible text for beginners Concise text and a multitude of full colour diagrams, illustrations and medical images used to explain complex ideas simply

  • Each chapter contains a mind map for revision and to aid dyslexic learners, practice questions and a few practice ECGs to consolidate the readers knowledge?

  • Includes sections on interpreting pediatric ECGs and the effect of implantable cardiac devices and drugs on the ECG


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 1-15
  3. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 17-43
  4. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 45-60
  5. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 61-80
  6. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 81-105
  7. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 107-140
  8. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 141-169
  9. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 171-180
  10. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 181-198
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 199-207

About this book


This book follows Starting to Read ECGs: The Basics by the same authorship and provides the beginner in electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation with a concise, practical and systematic guide to interpreting ECGs. The authors have included an introduction to the pediatric ECG and genetic cardiac conditions in attempt to deepen readers awareness of some of the broader clinical issues. Starting to Read ECGs: A Comprehensive Guide to Theory and Practice expands on some of the topics introduced in the first book, but offers a deeper perspective with more detailed background information and a variety of practical interpretation methods. It can be read as a standalone book for those who already possess some basic ECG knowledge or for those who have read the first book in the series and wish to consolidate and expand on what they have already read.


The book uses numerous diagrams, tables and practical examples to reinforce learning and summarize information succinctly, and will be an essential resource for medical students, junior doctors, and other health care professionals involved in the recording and interpretation of ECGs who wish to build their knowledge and confidence.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.School of Computer ScienceUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Cardiology High Dependency UnitPapworth Hospital NHS Foundation TrustCambridgeUnited Kingdom

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