Starting to Read ECGs

The Basics

  • Alan Davies
  • Alwyn Scott

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 1-17
  3. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 19-33
  4. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 35-47
  5. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 49-61
  6. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 63-77
  7. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 79-107
  8. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 109-124
  9. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 125-138
  10. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 139-146
  11. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages 147-159
  12. Alan Davies, Alwyn Scott
    Pages E1-E2
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 161-166

About this book

Introduction

This book aims to provide the beginner with a concise, practical and systematic guide to interpreting ECGs. It will serve not only as a starter text but also as an immediate bedside reference manual. Starting to Read ECGs: The Basics begins with fundamentals such as how to perform, record and interpret a normal ECG before progressing onto more complex topics, including what effects anatomical abnormalities of the heart, cardiac and non-cardiac conditions can have on the ECG. Each chapter has been supplemented with a multitude of images and diagrams to illustrate points and ease understanding, and concludes with both a summary of key points to reinforce knowledge and a quiz for reflective learning.

Starting to Read ECGs: The Basics is an updated version of that previously published by CriticAir and an essential resource for medical students, junior doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health care professionals involved in the recording and interpretation of ECGs who wish to build their knowledge and confidence.

Keywords

12-lead ECGs Acute Coronary Syndromes Arrhythmias Cardiology Chamber Abnormalities Conduction Delay ECG EKG Electrocardiogram

Authors and affiliations

  • Alan Davies
    • 1
  • Alwyn Scott
    • 2
  1. 1.PlymouthUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation TrustCambridgeUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-4962-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-4961-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-4962-0
  • About this book
Industry Sectors
Biotechnology
Pharma