The ECG Made Easy, IE 8/e

Author: Hampton
Edition: 8/3, IE
ISBN: 9780702046421
Language: English
Published: 2018
Publisher: Elsevier, UK

This famous book encourages the reader to accept that the ECG is easy to understand and that its use is just a natural extension of taking the patient’s history and performing a physical examination.

The ECG Made Easy, IE 8/e


For forty years The ECG Made Easy has been regarded as one of best introductory guides to the ECG. With over half a million sales and translations into a dozen languages, this book, hailed by the British Medical Journal as a "medical classic", has been a favourite of generations of medical students and nurses. It directs users of the electrocardiogram to straightforward and accurate identification of normal and abnormal ECG patterns. With the emphasis throughout on simplicity and practical application, this Eighth Edition will prove invaluable to all medical and health care staff who require clear, basic knowledge about the ECG.

Key Features

  • A practical and highly informative guide to a difficult subject.
  • Provides a full understanding of the ECG in the diagnosis and management of abnormal cardiac rhythms.
  • Emphasises the role of the full 12 lead ECG with realistic reproduction of recordings.
  • The unique page size allows presentation of all 12-lead ECGs across a single page for clarity.

Table of Contents

The basics of the ECG

  • What the ECG is about
  • Conduction and its problems
  • The rhythm of the heart
  • Abnormalities of P waves, QRS complexes and T waves

Making the most of the ECG 

  • The ECG in healthy subjects
  • The ECG in patients with chest pain and breathlessness
  • The ECG in patients with palpitations and syncope