EKG Plain and Simple covers the broad spectrum of electrocardiography in a conversational style. This text has taught thousands the art and science of EKG foundations and applications. No prior knowledge about the heart is required, as the book progresses from simple to more advanced concepts. Part I contains the basic building blocks of knowledge: waves, complexes, lead morphology and rhythms. Part II moves into more complex topics with information covering 12-lead EKGs, axis, hypertrophy, myocardial infarction and pacemakers.
Table of Contents
Part I The Basics Chapter 1 Coronary Anatomy and Physiology Chapter 2 Electrophysiology Chapter 3 Lead Morphology and Placement Chapter 4 Technical Aspects of the EKG Chapter 5 Calculating Heart Rate Chapter 6 How To Interpret a Rhythm Strip Chapter 7 Rhythms Originating In The Sinus Node Chapter 8 Rhythms Originating In The Atrium Chapter 9 Rhythms originating In The AV Junction Chapter 10 Rhythms Originating In The Ventricles Chapter 11 AV Blocks Chapter 12 Rhythm Practice Strips Part II Advanced Concepts Chapter 13 How to Interpret a 12-Lead EKG Chapter 14 Myocardial Infarction Chapter 15 Artificial Pacemakers Chapter 16 12-Lead EKG Practice Chapter 17 Antiarrhythmic Medications and Electrical Therapy Chapter 18 Diagnostic Electrocardiography Chapter 19 Putting It All Together: Critical Thinking Scenarios Appendix: Answers to Chapter Practice Tests and Critical Thinking Exercises Glossary of Abbreviations Glossary