Podrid’s Real-World ECGs, Volume 3: Conduction Abnormalities - Podrid 9781935395010

Podrid's Volume 3
Podrid's Volume 3

Podrid’s Real-World ECGs, Volume 3: Conduction Abnormalities - Podrid 9781935395010

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Podrid’s Real-World ECGs : A Master's Approach to the Art and Practice of Clinical ECG Interpretation. Volume 3, Conduction Abnormalities

by Philip Podrid, MD; Rajeev Malhotra, MD, MS; Rahul Kakkar, MD; and Peter A. Noseworthy, MD

Foreword by Roman W. DeSanctis, MD; Hein J. Wellens, MD

Publication Details:
Published November 2013
ISBN: 9781935395010
Size: 11 x 8.5 inches, landscape, 500 pages, 101 Cases
Format: Paperback; eBook


Full-page detailed landscape tracings with discussions on fundamental electrophysiologic and electrocardiographic principles and clinical concepts. Particularly useful for quickly building an ECG library, or studying for certification and recertification cardiology examinations.

Volume 3, Conduction Abnormalities, explores the essentials of AV nodal and intraventricular conduction abnormalities seen in everyday clinical practice:

  • AV conduction abnormalities, including first-, second-, and third-degree AV block and enhanced AV conduction

  • Intraventricular conduction abnormalities, including intraventricular conduction delay, fascicular block, and bundle branch blocks.

There are 101 cases included in Volume 3.

By the editor of the popular ECG Challenge series in Circulation.

Dr. Philip Podrid, the primary author, is an academic cardiologist and Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology at Boston University School of Medicine and a Lecturer at Harvard Medical School. He has taught ECG interpretation for more than 35 years to medical students, house staff (interns and residents), cardiology fellows, physicians, nurses, and EMTs.


Podrid's Real-World ECGs are case-based workbooks that offer students, instructors, health care professionals, and physicians an indispensable resource for developing and honing the technical skills and systematic approach needed to interpret ECGs with confidence. ECGs from real patient cases offer a complete and in-depth learning experience by focusing on fundamental electrophysiologic properties and clinical concepts as well as detailed discussion of important diagnostic findings and relevant management decisions. 8 comprehensive volumes (6 titles with 2 additional volumes of practice cases) encompass 648 individual case studies that include discussion about the important waveforms and clinical decision-making involved. From an introductory volume that outlines the approaches and tools utilized in the analysis of all ECGs to subsequent volumes covering particular disease entities for which the ECG is useful, readers will take away the in-depth knowledge needed to successfully interpret the spectrum of routine to challenging ECGs they will encounter in their own clinical practice.

The reviews are in!

“Dr. Philip Podrid’s books on ECGs are a must for every practicing and academic cardiologist…. Anyone who comes into contact with medical students and house staff will want this series of books.” - Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD

Drs. Philip Podrid and colleagues continue to help supplement the ECG nutritional deficiency syndrome…” Zachary D. Goldberger, MD, in PACE

“…an ideal instructional book…particularly for fellows and clinicians studying for certification and recertification cardiology examinations.” Volume 3, Paul Rogers, MD, PhD, Doody’s Review Service

“There are many review books for ECG interpretation, but few are as enjoyable to read and study as this one.” Volume 1, Ravi Kode, MD, Doody’s Review Service

More about the Authors:

Philip Podrid, MD
Professor of Medicine, Professor of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Boston University School of Medicine; Lecturer in Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; Attending Physician, West Roxbury VA Hospital, West Roxbury, Massachusetts

Rajeev Malhotra, MD, MS
Instructor in Medicine, Cardiology Division, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Rahul Kakkar, MD
Cardiology Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Peter A. Noseworthy, MD
Cardiology Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

Doody's Review Service

Paul Rogers,  MD, PhD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)

This book, the third in a six-volume set, focuses on the diagnosis of various conduction abnormalities encountered during ECG analysis.

It uses Dr. Podrid's own collection of ECGs that he has encountered over years of patient care and of teaching fellows to demonstrate the nuances of various conduction abnormalities encountered in clinical practice.

It is intended for students, nurses, physicians in training, and practicing internists and cardiologists who are required to have a working knowledge of electrocardiography.

The book starts with a didactic section on conduction abnormalities, including all degrees of AV conduction block, intraventricular conduction blocks, QRS axis abnormalities, and ventricular preexcitation patterns. The book excels in this section with its easy-to-understand presentation of a breadth of detail and helpful figures. However, the stars of the book are the subsequent 57 teaching ECG cases that follow. Each ECG is presented in a clinical case setting with a pertinent history of presenting illness, several "next-step" type questions such as management, cause of abnormalities, and further diagnostic testing, which help further engage readers in the learning process. After analyzing the ECG and pondering the questions, readers can turn the page to get a detailed explanation of the ECG itself, how the ECG fits in with the overall clinical problem of the patient, and a brief discussion of the clinical diagnosis. After the 57 core ECGs are discussed, there are another 44 practice ECGs followed by brief explanations. The book comes with a year of access to Dr. Podrid's website filled with hundreds of other ECGs presented in the same format, making this an indispensible learning site, particularly for fellows and clinicians studying for certification and recertification cardiology examinations.

This is a well-written, easy-to-read book on ECGs, particularly conduction abnormalities, for those just learning the material, such as students, and those who need to develop a deeper understanding. It provides useful examples and explanations in real-life scenarios of patient care, making it an ideal instructional book.