There are two new chapters in this third edition that add greatly to the usefulness of the book. There is now a chapter on Hemiblocks, Bi Fascicular and Tri Fascicular Blocks. Here the reader will see how what seems a complex diagnosis from an ECG is easily mastered by simply putting together two concepts learned in earlier chapters. The other new chapter is on Paced Rhythms to help those looking after patients who have pacemakers fitted as it is recognised that pacemakers may cause confusion when trying to interpret the ECG.
Both these new chapters adhere to the principles followed set out the first edition: that the text should be accessible and relevant to all practitioners, regardless of their experience and that the text should always be supported with relevant exercises to reinforce learning.
Recording a readable electrocardiogram (ECG)
The electrical conducting system of the heart
A systematic approach to rhythm strip analysis
Ectopics and Extrasystoles
The 12 lead ECG
Ischaemia, injury and necrosis
Sites of infarction
Bundle branch blocks
Hemiblocks, bifascicular blocks and trifascicular blocks
A systematic approach to ECG interpretation