About this book
The ECG is the oldest cardiologic test, but even 100 years after its inception, it continues as the most commonly used cardiologic test. Despite the advent of expensive and sophisticated alternatives, the ECG remains the most reliable tool for the conÞrmation of acute myocardial infarction (MI). The ECG -- not the CK-MB, troponins, echocardiogram, or SPECT or PET scan -- dictates the timely administration of lifesaving PCI or thrombolytic therapy. There is no test to rival the ECG in the diagnosis of arrhythmias, which is a common and bothersome clinical cardiologic problem. In this new third edition, Rapid ECG Interpretation presents a systematic step-by-step approach that provides protocols consistent with changes in cardiology practice over the past decade. All diagnostic ECG criteria are given with relevant and instructive ECGs, providing a quick review or refresher for proficiency tests and for physicians preparing for the ECG section of the Cardiovascular Diseases Board Examination. Among the additions to this new edition is a new chapter, ECG Board Assessment Quiz, whichh provides 81 selected ECG tracings which should sharpen the skills of all who which to Interpret ECGs.
Authoratative and timely, Rapid ECG Interpretation, Third Edition, is an essestial reference for cardiologists, cardiology fellows, internists, residents in internal medicine, family practicioners, and residents in family practice.