© 2008

Rapid ECG Interpretation

  • M. Gabriel Khan

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Pages 1-24
  3. Pages 81-86
  4. Pages 87-106
  5. Pages 107-135
  6. Pages 137-177
  7. Pages 193-207
  8. Pages 223-248
  9. Pages 249-295
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 401-416

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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Gabriel Khan
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Ottawa Cardiologist The Ottawa HospitalOttawaCanada

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews of the third edition:

"As the title indicates, the book describes a method of ECG interpretation meant to increase the reader’s accuracy and speed when reviewing ECGs. … It is aimed at anyone wanting to improve proficiency in ECG interpretation. It starts at a very basic level but provides information that would be useful to trainees in medicine and cardiology seeking to hone their skills. … This book provides a method for systematic interpretation of ECG suitable for beginning ECG readers." (James Schipper, Doody’s Review Service, January, 2008)