An ECG, or electrocardiogram, is a simple test that records the rhythm and
electrical activity of the heart. It is commonly used to detect abnormal heart
rhythms and investigate the cause of chest pains. It is important for clinicians
to recognise and interpret ECG patterns accurately to ensure correct diagnosis
and effective treatment.
This atlas is a quick reference tool presenting numerous normal and abnormal ECG patterns and schematic diagrams. Each case is accompanied by a brief
commentary discussing the abnormality.
The book is divided into two sections – Deep Analysis Section and Quick Diagnosis Section, giving trainees a strong foundation of the concept of ECG, and then an understanding of the diagnosis of a wide range of cardiac abnormalities.
- Quick reference presenting normal and abnormal ECG patterns
- Brief commentary helps explain each case
- Includes self assessment section
- Nearly 300 ECG graphs, schematic diagrams and illustrations
Table of Contents
Section 1: Deep Analysis Section
What Concept Do You Need to Have for Better Understanding of ECG?
What are ECG Leads?
How to Take ECG Recording?
What Concept You Need to Know to Get Familiar with PQRS Complex?
T Wave in Depth
Amplitude of T Wave
When You Say U Wave, What Do You Mean?
Segments + Intervals of ECG
Handshake with "Electrical Axis"
Section 2: Quick Diagnosis Section
How to Read ECG and Make Diagnosis?
Lead Position Reversal
Atrioventricular Block (AV block)
Introduction to Electrocariographic Features of Myocardial Infarction
Right Bundle Branch Block (RBBB)
Some Details of Fascicular Blocks
Get Familiar with Tachycardia
Atrioventricular Reciprocating Tachycardia (AVRT) or AV Pre-excitation Tachycardia
Important Pre-excitation Syndromes
Shahzad Khan MBBS MD Cardiologist
Ren Jiang Hua MBBS MD Interventional Cardiologist
Both at Wuhan University School of Medicine, China