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12-Lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation, Second Edition

Author(s): Tomas B. Garcia, MD
  • ISBN-13: 9780763773519
  • Paperback    680 pages      © 2015
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Welcome to the most comprehensive resource on 12-Lead ECG interpretation!

This all-encompassing, four-color text, updated to the new Second Edition, is designed to make you a fully advanced interpreter of ECGs. Whether you are paramedic, nurse, nurse practitioner, physician assistant, medical student, or physician wanting to learn or brush up on your knowledge of electrocardiography, this book will meet your needs.

12-Lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation, Second Edition takes the complex subject of electrocardiography and presents it in a simple, innovative, 3-level approach. Level 1 provides basic information for those with minimal experience interpreting ECGs. Level 2 provides intermediate information for those with a basic understanding of the principles of electrocardiography. Level 3 provides advanced information for those with some mastery of the subject. The entire text is written in a friendly, easy-to-read tone. Additionally, the text contains real-life, full-size ECG strips that are integrated throughout the text and analyzed in conjunction with the concepts they illustrate.


Features & Benefits

The Second Edition adds a section of 50 new, real-life, full-size ECGs for the student to practice interpretation skills. Discussions of each ECG are included.

Part  1  The Basics
Chapter  1  Anatomy
Chapter  2  Electrophysiology
Chapter  3  Individual Vectors
Chapter  4  The Actual ECG: Paper and Ink
Chapter  5  ECG Tools
Chapter  6  The Basic Beat
Chapter  7  The Rate
Chapter  8  Rhythms
Part  2  ECG Interpretation
Chapter  9  The P Wave
Chapter  10  The PR Interval
Chapter  11  The QRS Complex
Chapter  12  The Electrical Axis
Chapter  13  Bundle Branch Blocks and Hemiblocks
Chapter  14  ST Segment and T Waves
Chapter  15  Acute Myocardial Infarction
Chapter  16  Electrolyte and Drug Effects
Chapter  17  Putting It All Together
Part  3  Test ECGs
Appendix  Acronyms
Appendix  Additional Readings
Appendix  Glossary
Appendix  ECG Index
Appendix  Index

Tomas B. Garcia, MD

Tomas B. Garcia, MD

Dr. Tomas B. Garcia received his undergraduate degree from Florida International University. While applying to medical school, Dr. Garcia was licensed and practiced as an EMT in the state of Florida. Dr. Garcia received his medical degree from the University of Miami. He completed his internship and residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida and subsequently received board certification in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Garcia taught and practiced in the Emergency Department of the Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts and Grady Memorial Hospital/Emory Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia. His main area of interest is emergency cardiac care and he lectures nationally on topics related to these issues.

Additional Titles by this Author

Instructor's ToolKit CD

ISBN-13: 9781284046717

The resources on the Instructor's ToolKit CD include:

  • PowerPoint Presentation Slides
  • Lecture Outlines
  • Appendices with acronyms and additional reading