Chou's Electrocardiography in Clinical Practice

6th Edition

Adult and Pediatric

Authors: Borys Surawicz Timothy Knilans
Print ISBN: 9781416037743
eBook ISBN: 9781437711028
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 5th March 2008
Page Count: 752


Widely considered the optimal electrocardiography reference for practicing physicians, and consistently rated as the best choice on the subject for board preparation, this is an ideal source for mastering the fundamental principles and clinical applications of ECG. The 6th edition captures all of the latest knowledge in the field, including expanded and updated discussions of pediatric rhythm problems, pacemakers, stress testing, implantable cardiodefibrillator devices, and much more. It's the perfect book to turn to for clear and clinically relevant guidance on all of today’s ECG applications.

Key Features

  • Comprehensively and expertly describes how to capture and interpret all normal and abnormal ECG findings in adults and children.
  • Features the expertise of internationally recognized authorities on electrocardiography, for advanced assistance in mastering the subtle but critical nuances of this complex diagnostic modality.

Table of Contents


1 Normal Electrocardiogram: Origin and Description

2 Atrial Abnormalities

3 Ventricular Enlargement

4 Left Bundle Branch Block

5 Right Bundle Branch Block

6 Other Intraventricular Conduction Disturbances

7 Acute Ischemia: Electrocardiographic Patterns

8 Myocardial Infarction and Electrocardiographic Patterns Simulating Myocardial Infarction

9 Non-Q Wave Myocardial Infarction, Unstable Angina Pectoris,
Myocardial Ischemia

10 Stress Test

11 Pericarditis and Cardiac Surgery

12 Diseases of the Heart and Lungs

13 Sinus Rhythms

14 Atrial Rhythms

15 Atrial Flutter and Atrial Fibrillation

16 Atrioventricular Junctional Rhythms

17 Ventricular Arrhythmias

18 Torsade de Pointes, Ventricular Fibrillation, and Differential Diagnosis of Wide QRS Tachycardias

19 Atrioventricular Block; Concealed Conduction; Gap Phenomenon

20 Ventricular Preexcitation (Wolff Parkinson-White Syndrome and Its Variants)

21 Effect of Drugs on the Electrocardiogram

22 Electrolytes, Temperature, Central Nervous System Diseases, and Miscellaneous Effects

23 T Wave Abnormalities

24 QT Interval, U Wave Abnormalities, and Cardiac Alternans

25 Misplacement of Leads and Electrocardiographic Artifacts

26 Artificial Electronic Pacemakers

27 Ambulatory Electrocardiography


28 Normal Electrocardiograms in Infants and Children

29 Abnormal Electrocardiograms in Infants and Children

30 Congenital Heart Diseases

31 Cardiac Arrhythmias in Infants and Children


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About the Author

Borys Surawicz

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Indiana University School of Medicine, Senior Research Associate, Krannert Institute of Cardiology, Member of the Care Group, Indianapolis, IN

Timothy Knilans

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine; Director, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, The Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH