Strategies for ECG Arrhythmia Diagnosis: Breaking Down Complexity
Written and Edited By:
George J. Klein, MD
Lorne J. Gula, MD, MSc; Peter Leong-Sit, MD, MSc; Jaimie Manlucu, MD; Paul D. Purves, BSc, RCVT, CEPS; Allan C. Skanes, MD; Anthony S.L. Tang, MD; Raymond Yee, MD
Published May 2016
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"No one has put together so beautifully and descriptively such a book."
- Barry J. Karas, MD
The ECG remains the cornerstone of arrhythmia diagnosis, even after an explosion of technology and rapid expansion of our understanding of arrhythmia mechanisms. While many traditional textbooks emphasize cataloguing arrhythmias and pattern recognition, this book by internationally recognized professor George J. Klein, MD, presents a universally applicable systematic approach to ECG arrhythmia diagnosis based on careful measurement and identification of key events and exploring their expected electrophysiological underpinnings. There is fundamentally no difference in the principles and strategies behind understanding the ECG and intracardiac tracings—both are absolutely complementary.
- Over 90 case studies with tracings in full landscape format are used to highlight important principles, with each case providing an important diagnostic “tip” or teaching point.
- A multiple-choice question is provided with each tracing not only to “frame the problem” for the reader but to provide some practice and strategies for answering cardiology board examination-type questions.
- An important book that paves the way to understanding ECGs when preparing for board or certification exams.
The book is meant for serious students of arrhythmias, be they cardiology or electrophysiology trainees or established physicians.
George J. Klein, MD, FRCPC; Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Lorne J. Gula, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Peter Leong-Sit, MD, MSc, FRCPC; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Jaimie Manlucu, MD, FRCPC; Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Paul D. Purves, BSc, RCVT, CEPS; Senior Electrophysiology Technologist, Cardiac Investigation Unit, London Health Sciences Centre, London, Ontario, Canada
Allan C. Skanes, MD, FRCPC; Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Anthony S. L. Tang, MD, FRCPC, FHRS; Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Raymond Yee, MD, FRCPC; Professor of Medicine, Director of Arrhythmia Service, Division of Cardiology, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada
Thomas Turnage, MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
This book provides great real-world clinical vignettes and the associated ECGs. Each vignette breaks down complex ECGs into simple, easy to understand explanations.
The purpose is to review complex arrhythmia problems in a focused and simplified manner. Each scenario corresponds to a clinical question and subsequently answers that inquiry by evaluating the characteristic clues and findings on its particular ECG.
This book is most suitable for general cardiologists or electrophysiologists. However, it is also a great resource for any physician, trainee, or medical student who is interested in cardiology to further refine their arrhythmia identification and diagnosis.
Each vignette has a corresponding ECG which is simplified for further explanation. The vignettes enhance readers' understanding of these conditions immensely and enable them to contextualize the information.
As arrhythmias are one of the most common and perplexing problems in cardiology, this book is an excellent resource for those wishing to improve their ECG and arrhythmia interpretation.