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Flip and See ECGs - Revised Reprint

When it comes to learning 3-lead ECG interpretation, there’s simply no faster or easier way to master basic rhythms than this unique book - now updated to reflect the 2010 emergency cardiovascular care guidelines! Using a fun and easy-to-understand writing style, it uses humor, cartoons, and personal stories to walk you through the entire ECG process - from finding a heartbeat, to monitoring an electrocardiogram, to interpreting the heart rhythm. A unique “Flip and See” section allows you to view normal ECGs on one side of the page and abnormal ECGs on the other, along with concise text that clearly explains the differences between them. In addition, you’ll find commonly asked questions and answers throughout the text.

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Published: August 2011

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09594-5

Contents

  • Symbols Used in This Book

    How to Approach ECGs

    Tab 1: How the Heart Works

    The Heart

    Location

    Physiology (Function)

    Anatomy (Structure)

    Cardiac Cycle

    Summary

    Conduction Pathways

    Sinoatrial Node

    Atrioventricular Node

    Tab 2: The ECG

    The ECG

    Lead Placement and Vectors

    Reading ECGs: P-waves, QRS Complexes and T Waves - P Wave - P-R Interval - QRS Complex - ST Segment

    T Wave

    Tab 3: Introduction to the Rhythms

    Introduction to the Rhythms

    Naming Rhythms

    Normal Sinus Rhythm

    Sinus Arrhythmia

    Sinus Bradycardia

    Sinus Tachycardia

    Atrial Flutter

    Atrial Fibrillation

    Supraventricular Tachycardia

    Ventricular Tachycardia

    Torsades de Pointes

    Ventricular Fibrillation

    Asystole

    Heart Blocks - First Degree AV Heart Block

    Second Degree AV Heart Block, also known as Mobitz Type I (Wenckebach)

    Second Degree AV Heart Block, Also Known as Mobitz Type II

    Complete Heart Block (Third Degree)

    Artificial Pacemakers

    Tab 4: How to Interpret ECGs

    ECG Paper

    Normal ECG

    Calculating Rate

    Measuring ECG Waveforms

    ECG Calipers

    The Isoelectric Line

    Ectopic Activity - Premature Atrial Contraction

    Premature Junctional Contraction - Pemature Ventricular Contraction Summary

    Clues to Identifying Rhythms

    Tab 5: How to Use the Flip and See Portion of This Book

    Flip and See Guided Tutorial

    1. normal

    2. sinus arrhythmia

    3. sinus bradycardia

    4. sinus tachycardia

    5. premature atrial contractions

    6. premature ventricular contraction

    7. atrial flutter

    8. atrial fibrillation

    9. supraventricular tachycardia

    10. ventricular tachycardia

    11. Torsades de Pointes

    12. ventricular fibrillation

    13. junctional or nodal rhythm

    14. asystole

    15. first degree heart block

    16. second degree heart block, Mobitz type- I, or Wenckebach

    17. second degree heart block, Mobitz type II

    18. complete heart block

    19. artificial pacemaker with capture - Heart Blocks - Look-alike Rhythms - Nonrhythms - Pulseless Electrical Activity

    Summary and a Few Golden Rules

    Tab 6: Rhythms

    Normal Sinus Rhythm

    Sinus Arrhythmia

    Sinus Bradycardia

    Sinus Tachycardia

    Premature Atrial Contractions

    Atrial Flutter

    Atrial Fibrillation

    Supraventricular Tachycardia

    Junctional (Nodal) Rhythm - Premature Ventricular Contractions

    Ventricular Tachycardia

    Torsades de Pointes

    Ventricular Fibrillation

    Asystole

    First Degree AV Heart Block

    Second Degree Heart Block Mobitz Type I (Wenckebach)

    Second Degree Heart Block Mobitz Type II

    Third Degree AV Heart Block: Complete Heart Block

    Pacemaker With 1:1 Capture

    Loose Lead/Cable Movement

    60-Cycle Interference

    Junctional Rhythm With Rate of 40 Beats per Minute

    Normal Sinus Rhythm With Rate of 100 Beats per Minute

    Tab 7: Glossary

    Glossary

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