ECG Masters’ Collection Favorite ECGs from Master Teachers Around the World


ECG Masters’ Collection Favorite ECGs from Master Teachers Around the World

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Editors: Mohammad Shenasa, MD; Mark E. Josephson, MD; N.A. Mark Estes III, MD; Ezra A. Amsterdam, MD; and Melvin Scheinman, MD

Forewords by: Francis Marchlinski, MD and Samuel Lévy, MD

Published May 2017
ISBN: 9781942909088

Format: Paperback and eBook set; eBook

Trim size: 8.5 x 11 inches
648 pages

ECG Masters' Collection + ECG Handbook, Print Combo
ISBNs: 9781942909088 and 9781935395881

Print book includes a free digital edition.

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230 exceptional electrocardiogram case studies curated from the libraries of 60 internationally recognized master teachers of ECG interpretation are brought together in this one-of-a-kind resource for student and teacher alike.

Organized by disease type, ECG case studies are presented in a clinical context followed by questions and discussion. Medical students, residents, fellows, physicians — anyone who is involved in caring for patients with various cardiovascular diseases and other systemic pathologies — will find this unique collection with a global perspective useful and practical in developing the skills necessary to reading ECGs.


Mohammad Shenasa, MD
Attending Physician, Department of Cardiovascular Services, O’Conner Hospital;
Heart & Rhythm Medical Group, San Jose, California
Mark E. Josephson, MD
Director, Harvard-Thorndike Electrophysiology Institute and Arrhythmia Service; Chief Emeritus, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Herman C. Dana Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts
N. A. Mark Estes III, MD
Professor of Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine; Director, New England Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
Ezra A. Amsterdam, MD
Distinguished Professor, Associate Chief (academic affairs), Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of California, Davis, Medical Center, Sacramento, California
Melvin Scheinman, MD
Professor of Medicine, Walter H. Shorenstein Endowed Chair in Cardiology; Chief of Cardiology Genetics Arrhythmia Program, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Table of Contents:

Section 1 Introduction to the Interpretation of the Electrocardiogram

Section 2 Conduction Disturbances: Sinus Node Disease/Sick Sinus Syndrome, AV Conduction Disturbances, AV Blocks, Bundle Branch Blocks, and Fascicular Blocks

Section 3 Miscellaneous Phenomena: Concealed Conduction, Superabnormalities, Aberrancy Conduction, Premature Atrial and Ventricular Contractions (PACs and PVCs)

Section 4 Preexcitation Syndromes

Section 5 Early Repolarization (ECG Pattern and the Syndrome)

Section 6 Long and Short QT Syndromes

A. Long QT Syndrome
B. Short QT Syndrome
C. Torsades de Pointes
D. Other Proarrhythmias

Section 7 Brugada Syndrome

Section 8 Narrow QRS Complex Arrhythmias

A. Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia
B. Sinus Node Reentrant Tachycardia
C. Atrial Tachycardia/Atrial Flutter
D. Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia
E. Atrioventricular Reentrant Tachycardia
F. Atrial Fibrillation
G. Junctional Rhythms

Section 9 Wide Complex Arrhythmias

A. Ventricular Tachycardia/Fibrillation
B. Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT) with Bundle Branch Block (BBB)
C. Preexcited Tachycardia
D. Idioventricular Rhythm

Section 10 Ischemia and Infarction

Section 11 Electrolyte Disturbances, Pharmacological and Recreational Agents

Section 12 Paced Rhythms and Device Troubleshooting

Section 13 Heart Failure, LVH, and Cardiomyopathies

A. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy (ARVD/C)
B. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)
C. Dilated Cardiomyopathy (DCM)
D. Chagas Cardiomyopathy
E. Takotsubo (Stress) Cardiomyopathy
F. Non-Compaction Cardiomyopathy
G. Pericarditis
H. Other Cardiomyopathies

Section 14 Congenital Heart Diseases

Section 15 Special Considerations: Age, Race, Gender, and Athletes

Section 16 Syncope and ECG Troubleshooting