© 1979

Interpreting the Electrocardiogram


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. James S. Fleming
    Pages 1-3
  3. James S. Fleming
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  4. James S. Fleming
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  5. James S. Fleming
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  15. James S. Fleming
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  16. Back Matter
    Pages 133-135

About this book


This book is intended primarily for the doctor who is confronted with an electro­ cardiogram and who wishes to make his own interpretation rather than to rely entirely upon the report of a specialist. The clinical use of the electrocardiogram is the sole concern here and no attempt is made to describe electrophysiology. It is hoped that by beginning with a description of the P wave and its abnormalities the reader will gain confidence and the desire to continue to subsequent sections as he realizes the simplicity of the approach. In a further attempt towards clarity and ease of reading, the text is liberally interspersed with line drawings, all originated by the author, and at the end of each section electro­ cardiograms are provided, illustrating the abnormalities which have been described. Interest in the electrocardiogram has now spread from the cardiologist to a wide variety of hospital staff, including medical students, house officers, intensive care and coronary care nurses, and anaesthetists. Many general practitioners now record their own electro­ cardiograms and most have outpatient access to the electrocardiography department of their local hospitals. This book will provide a useful basis for their reading of the electrocardiogram and I hope convince them that its interpretation is well within their capabilities.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Northern General, Hallamshire and Children’s HospitalsSheffieldUK

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Interpreting the Electrocardiogram
  • Authors J.S. Fleming
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-906141-05-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-7439-8
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 144
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
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