ECG Complete


  • Steve Bowbrick, BSc, Chief Cardiac Physiologist, Princess Royal University Hospital, Farnborough, Kent, UK
  • Alex Borg, MD, MRCP, Cardiology Research Registrar, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester, UK

ECG Complete offers an uncomplicated but comprehensive account of all aspects of the ECG suitable for both the absolute beginner, as well as the more experienced reader requiring a definitive reference source. Using an informal style the book places the subject in context and includes a comprehensive guide to the practical aspects of ECG recording. ECG interpretation is dealt with in a straightforward way designed for easy reference, and covers all of the cardiac rhythms and abnormalities likely to be encountered in practice.
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  • Medical students, junior doctors, surgeons and general practitioners - for whom the quick reference section will prove invaluable.

  • Nurses working in a cardiology environment – who will benefit from sections on peri-arrest and cardiac arrest rhythms (including details of adverse clinical signs), along with sections on normal variants and the influence of cardiac drugs on the ECG trace.

  • Cardiac technicians – for whom a grasp of the background to the ECG and the practical aspects are of paramount importance.


Book information

  • Published: July 2006
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-10183-0

Table of Contents

Section 1 : ECG basics and history

Section 2 : The ECG in practice

Section 3 : How to read an ECG
• Heart rate and rhythms
• Intervals and wave forms
• A–Z of abnormalities