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Clinical Electrocardiography

A Textbook

Bayés de Luna, Antoni / Fiol-Sala, Miquel / Bayés-Genís, Antoni / Baranchuk, Adrian


5. Edition October 2021
608 Pages, Hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-119-53645-1
John Wiley & Sons

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b>Clinical Electrocardiography

Electrocardiography is a transthoracic recording over a period of time. Electrical activity is detected and recorded via electrodes attached to the outer surface of the skin. The recording produced by this noninvasive procedure is termed as electrocardiogram. ECGs are used to measure the rate and regularity of heartbeats as well as the size and position of the chambers, the presence of any damage to the heart, and the effects of drugs or devices used to regulate the heart.

Clinical Electrocardiography is the clearest and most accessible guide available to the application and interpretation of the ECG in clinical practice. The book proceeds from the belief that ECG patterns should not be memorized, but rather must be understood based on how they originate; it is only by achieving this level of understanding that clinicians can make the most informed diagnoses and thus manage patient care with complete confidence. This fully revised 5th edition:
* Gives clear information about the correct diagnoses of different heart diseases based on ECG alterations.
* Presents an exceedingly clear and linear approach to understanding the application and interpretation of the ECG in clinical practice.
* Explains the electrical activity of the heart and basic electrocardiographic principals.
* Offers guidance on normal ECG patterns and the changes various heart diseases produce in ECG morphology
* Provides a practical, deductive approach to the diagnosis of arrhythmias - one of the most challenging tasks for many clinicians
* Summarizes current knowledge of the clinical implication of rhythmic disturbances.

Preface by Dr. Antoni Bayés de Luna

Preface by Dr. Miquel Fiol-Sala, Antoni Bayés-Genís, Adrián Baranchuk

Foreword by Dr Marcelo Elizari

Foreword by Dr Pedro Brugada

Recommended Reading

Part 1 Introductory Aspects

Chapter 1. The Electrical Activity of the Heart

Chapter 2. The History of Electrocardiography

Chapter 3. Utility and Limitations of the Surface ECG: Present and Future

Part 2 The Normal ECG

Chapter 4. The Anatomical Basis of the ECG: From Macroscopic Anatomy to Ultrastructural Characteristics

Chapter 5. The Electrophysiological Basis of the ECG: From Cell Electrophysiology to the Human ECG

Chapter 6. The ECG Recording: Leads, Devices, and Techniques

Chapter 7. Characteristics of the Normal Electrocardiogram: Normal ECG Waves and Intervals

Chapter 8. Diagnostic Criteria: Sensitivity, Specificity and Predictive Value

Part 3 Abnormal ECG Patterns

Chapter 9. Atrial Abnormalities

Chapter 10. Ventricular Enlargement

Chapter 11. Ventricular Blocks

Chapter 12. Ventricular Pre-excitation

Chapter 13. Ischemia and Necrosis

Part 4 Arrhythmias

Chapter 14. Mechanisms, Classification, and Clinical Aspects of Arrhythmias

Chapter 15. Active Supraventricular Arrhythmias

Chapter 16. Active Ventricular Arrhythmias

Chapter 17. Passive Arrhythmias

Chapter 18. Diagnosis of Arrhythmias in Clinical Practice: A Step-by-Step Approach

Part 5 The Clinical Usefulness of Electrocardiography

Chapter 19. The Diagnostic Value of Electrocardiographic Abnormalities

Chapter 20. The ECG in Different Clinical Settings of Ischemic Heart Disease

Chapter 21. Inherited Heart Diseases

Chapter 22. The ECG in Other Heart Diseases

Chapter 23. The ECG in Other Diseases and Different Situations

Chapter 24. Other ECG Patterns of Risk

Chapter 25. Limitations of the Conventional ECG

Chapter 26. The cardiology of the 21st century
About the Authors

Antoni Bayés de Luna is Emeritus Professor of Cardiology, Autonomous University of Barcelona. Senior Investigator, Research Institute Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, IIB-Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain.

Miquel Fiol-Sala is Scientific Director of the Health Research Institute of the Balearic Islands. Former Director of the Coronary Care Unit, Son Espases University Hospital. Associate professor at the University of the Balearic Islands. Spain

Antoni Bayés-Genís is Head of the Heart Institute, Hospital Universitari Germans Trias i Pujol, Badalona; Full professor, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Adrián Baranchuk is Professor of Medicine at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada and serves as President Elect of the Interamerican Society of Cardiology (SIAC)

A. Baranchuk, Professor of Medicine (Tenure); Head, Heart Rhythm Service, Queen?s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada