Category : Cardiology
Unlike books that encourage rote memorization, the conversationally-written EKG Plain and Simple puts the reader at the patient’s bedside. This popular text focuses not just on identifying rhythms or EKGs, but also on what can be done for the patient. Assuming no prior knowledge, the text covers basic to advanced EKG concepts. Part I progresses seamlessly from basic cardiac A&P through waves and complexes, lead morphology, and rhythms. Part II covers 12-lead interpretation, axis, hypertrophy, myocardial infarction, and more. The author provides many clinical scenarios, anecdotes, and critical-thinking exercises, plus over 500 practice rhythm strips and 12-lead EKGs. The Fourth Edition has been updated to include improved opening scenarios, streamlined explanations, new tables, and more photos, art, and visual aids.
KEY TOPICS: The Basics; Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology; Electrophysiology; Lead Morphology and Placement; Technical Aspects of the EKG; Calculating Heart Rate; How to Interpret a Rhythm Strip; Rhythms Originating in the Sinus Node; Rhythms Originating in the Atria; Rhythms Originating in the AV Junction; Rhythms Originating in the Ventricles; AV Blocks; Rhythm Practice Strips; Advanced Concepts; How to Interpret a 12-Lead EKG; Myocardial Infarction; 12-Lead EKG Practice; Medications and Electrical Therapy; Diagnostic Electrocardiography; Putting It All Together: Critical Thinking Scenarios
MARKET: For anyone interested in reading electrocardiograms.
- Item Weight:2.1 pounds
- Paperback:512 pages
- eText ISBN: 9780134525464
- eText ISBN: 9780136873068
- Dimensions:10.7 x 8.4 x 0.8 inches
- Publisher:Pearson; 4th edition (September 6, 2016)