© 2004


A Two-Step Approach to Diagnosis


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiv
  2. Theoretical Basics and Practical Approach

    1. Marc Gertsch
      Pages 1-2
    2. Marc Gertsch
      Pages 3-11
    3. Marc Gertsch
      Pages 13-18
  3. Pattern ECG

    1. Marc Gertsch
      Pages 19-43
    2. Marc Gertsch
      Pages 53-73
    3. Marc Gertsch
      Pages 75-87
    4. Marc Gertsch
      Pages 89-93
    5. Marc Gertsch
      Pages 95-104
    6. Marc Gertsch
      Pages 105-116
    7. Marc Gertsch
      Pages 167-263
    8. Marc Gertsch
      Pages 283-297
    9. Marc Gertsch
      Pages 299-321
    10. Marc Gertsch
      Pages 323-328
  4. Arrhythmias

    1. Marc Gertsch
      Pages 329-335

About this book


This practical guide to all types of ECG is unique in both its comprehensiveness and its accessibility. The author, one of the world’s most experienced ECG specialists, has provided a two-step approach which will be of value to the time-strapped practitioner and the ambitious student alike. Each chapter is divided into a section "At a Glance" for quick reference and "The Full Picture" for a thorough study of the topic.

Common ECGs and rarer types are included and illustrated by more than five hundred ECG strips and over fifty case reports, or "short stories".

From the foreword by Professor Christopher Cannon:

Professor Gertsch has compiled a wonderful book that covers all aspects of electrocardiography but with a very practical and clinically useful approach. In reading this book I have been struck by its very straightforward layout and setup of each chapter … I feel this book will be a welcome addition to the medical literature and should be very useful to cardiologists, electrophysiologists, internists, primary care physicians, nurses, medical residents, exercise physiologists and technicians, and all other health-care professionals caring for cardiac patients.


Arrhythmias Cardiology Cardiovascular diseases ECGs diagnosis

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Cardiology, Swiss Cardiovascular Center BernUniversity Clinic InselspitalBernSwitzerland

About the authors

The author is one of the most experienced cardiological experts in Switzerland. Besides considerable teaching experience in Switzerland and abroad, Professor Gertsch is the Senior Consultant at the Swiss Heart Center, Department of Cardiology, Inselspital, University of Bern

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The ECG
  • Book Subtitle A Two-Step Approach to Diagnosis
  • Authors Marc Gertsch
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-00869-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-05656-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-10315-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXIV, 616
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Internal Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the foreword by Professor Christopher Cannon:

"Professor Gertsch has compiled a wonderful book that covers all aspects of electrocardiography but with a very practical and clinically useful approach...."

From the reviews:

"This single-authored book covers all aspects of electrocardiography from a clinical and practical view. … this book very useful for all levels of physicians caring for cardiac patients and health-care professionals. The book is fully illustrated with more than one thousand high quality ECGs, figures and tables. It will offer many individuals who interpret electrocardiograms the necessary educational ‘building blocks’ required to increase their knowledge of the subject and to improve their interpretation skills." (Roland Stroobandt, Acta Cardiologica, April, 2005)