Field Guide to the Arrhythmias adopts the familiar time-tested format of the naturalist’s field guide – the handy little books which, for example, hikers might use to identify woodland flora and fauna – to teach one of the most vexing subjects of clinical medicine: arrhythmia identification. The book’s humorous approach, which is based in sound pedagogy and supported by considerable research into the effectiveness of employing humor to help learners master complex and difficult subjects. This book is very much in keeping with the playful spirit of the “Dummies” books Wiley publishes; moreover, it presents a unique contrast to typical pattern recognition arrhythmia/ECG books as well as more detailed texts on these subjects, which can be quite dry. Dr Lader is an experienced teacher who has successfully employed the materials that comprise this book to teach students at New York University School of Medicine where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. With its light-hearted and humorous approach, combined with a valuable self-assessment component to help students master ECG interpretation, this book will offer a nice contrast to other books on our list and those from competitors.
Book will look at 20 specific arrhythmias
Format: ECG strip displayed in landscape format followed by text as in samples.
Remainder of book will be additional ECG strips followed by self-assessment questions. Dr Lader has 50 ECGs plus questions prepared, These can be organized as 1 long self-assessment activity or broken into shorter quizzes – he will yield to our preference.
Wandering Atrial Pacemaker
Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia.
Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm.
Paroxysmal Atrial Tachycardia.
Keywords: Cardiovascular Disease