The ECG In Practice


  • John Hampton, DM, MA, DPhil, FRCP, FFPM, FESC, Emeritus Professor of Cardiology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

The ECG in Practice is a clinically-orientated book, showing how the electrocardiogram can help in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with symptoms suggesting cardiovascular disease. The underlying philosophy of this Sixth Edition remains that the ECG has to be interpreted in the light of the patient’s history and physical examination, thus the book is organised in chapters according to a patient’s symptoms.
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• Medical students
• Foundation / Junior doctors
• Cardiac nurses and nurse practitioners


Book information

  • Published: September 2013
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-4644-5

Table of Contents

  • The ECG in healthy people
  • The ECG in patients with palpitations and syncope: between attacks
  • The ECG when the patient has a tachycardia
  • The ECG when the patient has a bradycardia
  • The ECG in patients with chest pain
  • The ECG in patients with breathlessness
  • The effect of other conditions on the ECG
  • Conclusions: four steps to making the most of the ECG