Electrocardiography in Clinical Practice: Adult and Pediatric

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Saunders, 1996 - Medical - 717 pages
-- Acknowledged as the most authoritative source for electrocardiographic information.
-- 1,000 New, up-to-date references direct the reader to accurate, current sources of data.
-- Many new, expanded, revised and rewritten chapters

The 5th edition of this trusted source continues the Chou tradition of excellence by offering the most up-to-date and authoritative electrocardiographic information. Extensively revised and expanded to reflect the changing role of electrocardiography in clinical practice. It focuses on the values and limitations of the electrocardiogram, differential diagnosis of the electrocardiographic findings, and their correlation with the clinical and anatomic data. Readers will also find a comprehensive section on pediatric electrocardiography, as well as chapters on the differential diagnosis of tachycardias, the misplacement of leads, and its recognition during electrocardiographic interpretation.
-- Extensive updates have been made to the electrocardiography of ischemic heart disease and cardiac arrhythmias.
-- Includes detailed, expanded information related to the electrocardiographic changes during thrombolytic therapy of myocardial infarction, coronary angioplasty, and pediatric material.
-- Specific topics have been thoroughly updated, including stress testing, ambulatory monitoring, pacemakers, effects of cardiac drugs, electrolytes, electrocardiographic artifacts, and cardiac transplantation.
-- The chapter on ventricular repolarization contains new guidelines for the interpretation of the ST-segment and T-wave changes, and the expanded QT-interval chapter contains new information about the long QT syndromes.
-- Its strong clinicalcorrelation makes the book uniquely useful as a reference and guide.
-- Excellent illustrations throughout highlight essential concepts and anatomy.
-- A comprehensive bibliography offers points of reference for all areas of interest.

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