The ECG In Practice, IE 6/e

Author: Hampton
Edition: 6th IE
ISBN: 9780702046445
Language: English
Published: 2013
Publisher: Elsevier, UK

"…A significant resource of information for medical students and junior medical staff, as well as for those wishing to refresh their knowledge." By Perfusion, Apr 2015.

The ECG In Practice, IE 6/e


The ECG in Practice is a clinically-orientated book, showing how the electrocardiogram can help in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with symptoms suggesting cardiovascular disease. The underlying philosophy of this Sixth Edition remains that the ECG has to be interpreted in the light of the patient's history and physical examination, thus the book is organised in chapters according to a patient's symptoms.

Key Features

  • Clinically-orientated with a quick reference list of cardiovascular conditions
  • Builds on the basic knowledge outlined in the classic ECG Made Easy
  • Emphasises the individuality of every ECG and uses full 12-lead ECG recordings to provide a realistic reproduction of the clinical environment.
  • The unique page size allows presentation of all 12-lead ECGs across a single page for clarity.
  • Each chapter begins with a brief account of the relevant history and examination and ends with a short account of what might be done once the ECG has been interpreted.

Table of Contents

  1. The ECG in healthy people
  2. The ECG in patients with palpitations and syncope: between attacks
  3. The ECG when the patient has a tachycardia
  4. The ECG when the patient has a bradycardia
  5. The ECG in patients with chest pain
  6. The ECG in patients with breathlessness
  7. The effect of other conditions on the ECG
  8. Conclusions: four steps to making the most of the ECG