sábado, 15 de mayo de 2010
150 ECG Problems, Second Edition
Churchill Livingstone; 2 edition (March 25, 2003) | ISBN: 0443072493 | 312 pages | PDF | 35 MB
"For anyone who feels they are competent at reading twelve lead ECGs this would be good for sharpening your skills of diagnosis, or even as a refresher. I think this is the best read and best buy of John Hampton's three books on the ECG, the others being The ECG Made Easy and The ECG in Practice as the recordings are presented in random order and the readers interest should be maintained throughout. The tracings are all graded for difficult; medical student, house officer, paramedic or nurse, and MRCP standard. Each twelve lead ECG in this book has a case history, and the answers are brief but to the point; listing ECG features, clinical interpretation, and importantly What to do . With a minimal amount of text and plenty of recordings this is good value if you have grasped the basics as in The ECG Made Easy . This book will act as a handy pocket reference with its comprehensive index as all the recordings are cross referenced with The ECG Made Easy and The ECG in Practice . An enjoyable and challenging book for most health care workers." Review on Amazon.co.uk
Electrocardiogram (ECG) can be a great leveller in medicine. It is common to see various combinations of medical students, nurses, junior doctors and specialists huddled around an ECG, debating what it shows. With his latest pocket sized text, John Hampton succeeds in further demystifying what in theory should be a relatively basic medical skill but in the real world sometimes proves to be quite the opposite.
One hundred ECGs are shown, each with a brief clinical vignette and a management question. On the next page salient features of the ECG are described, followed by a clinical interpretation and brief discussion about the management of the condition described. Each ECG abnormality is also cross referenced to the author's well known previous texts The ECG made easy and The ECG in practice.