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The Complete Guide to ECGs [Paperback]

James H. O'Keefe Jr. , Stephen C. Hammill , Mark S. Freed , Steven M. Pogwizd
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October 3, 2008 0763764051 978-0763764050 3
The Study Guide of Choice for Cardiology Programs Around the Nation! The Complete Guide to ECGs has been developed as a unique and practical means for physicians, physicians-in-training, and other medical professionals to improve their ECG interpretation skills. The highly interactive format and comprehensive scope of information are also ideally suited for physicians preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Cardiovascular Disease or Internal Medicine Board Exams, the American College of Cardiology ECG proficiency test, and other exams requiring ECG interpretation. The Complete Guide to ECGs is simply the best book on the subject I have ever seen! It is a superb addition to the library of every intern, resident, and fellow, and a uniquely practical and comprehensive study guide for physicians interested in improving their interpretation of ECGs and preparing for board examinations. Features of the Third Edition: Includes a total of 89 ECG cases; 26 of which are new to this edition Entirely new section of self test quizzes called Find the Imposter More than 1000 questions and answers related to ECG interpretation Expanded final section of ECG Criteria Featured sections on approach to ECG interpretation and ECG differential diagnosis

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 558 pages
  • Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning; 3 edition (October 3, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763764051
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763764050
  • Product Dimensions: 10.7 x 8.5 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Dense, but loads of information May 13, 2011
By deuist
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This book was recommended to me by a cardiologist to get better at ECG interpretation. There's lots of material, but as one commenter noted, don't use this book to learn ECG's---you should already know them---use this book to master them. There are 89 detailed practice ECG's along with pop quizzes and other review aids. This is the only book that I'm aware of that discusses using ECG's to interpret atrial septal defects, myxedema, sinoatrial blocks.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book. December 5, 2011
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This book is an excellent book for a resident or fellow... May be a little advanced for a most medical students.. but if you can master this book, ecgs are relatively easy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Phenomenal Book September 18, 2009
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This book should be made mandatory for all medical school cardiology courses. It provides a step-wise progressive, repetitive method to first review or learn basic to more advanced EKG readings and then reinforce and build upon the basic information.

I've used this book for over ten years. I've suggested this book to many a recently graduated Resident in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine doc. I studied for the Boards with this book and it has NEVER failed.

After the first 100 or so EKGs (if you take the time to read the explanation) you can feel confident that your readings are solid. Keep the book by your desk to refer to it frequently.

I can't say enough about this book. Bravo to the authors!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great September 7, 2011
By ragman
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excellent accumulation of ecgs and descriptive as well. great for cardio boards and must do for any cardio fellow. some explainations on coding may be different than acc / board standard but still worth it to go through at least once during residency / fellowship as it gives excellent overview of the topic. straight to the point vignettes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Staple diet for cardiology fellows April 7, 2011
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A must have for boards review, some of the ekgs get mundane, yet the coding system is right from the boards which makes this book precious.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Complete guide to ECGs November 21, 2010
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Excellent book. Easy to read and quick reviews quite good and though some sections are repeated, yet not boring. Very practical and clinically oriented without being unduly didactic.Easily stands out as the MOST USEFUL and RELEVANT of all ECG books I have read. However section on CAD may need further elaborations
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars excellent book September 29, 2010
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This book is a great learning tool if you're interested in EKGs. It gives some basics at the beginning and the rest of the book is interpreting EKGs in quiz format with several other quizzes of core concepts between EKGs. Very well done and effective as a teaching tool, but it is more for somebody wanting to refine their 12-L interpretation skills and not for a beginner. This was a good purchase and is one of my favourite medical books. I would highly recommend it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fine for the Board September 21, 2009
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The ECG criteria section is a nice section and the ECG examples are nicely explained. However, there is a tendency to "overcode" diagnoses and to overcall the diagnosis of electrical alternans. It is mainly helpful for the cardiology board exam.
Other useful ECG resources are: 1. Cardiology handbook for clinicians by Hanna, which has 2 very nice and well illustrated ECG interpretation sections and 55 ECG quizzes very well analyzed (in addition, this handbook contains clearly written and organized reviews of all clinical and procedural cardiology topics) 2.ECG SAP which has decently interpreted ECGs for the Board. The best book for in-depth ECG understanding and EP correlation is Chou's electrocardiography.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars good
good book for EKG study
Published 4 days ago by RedFlower
5.0 out of 5 stars Master The EKG!
The best EKG book I have ever read. Can be useful for residents in internal medicine. U wish I have bought this book earlier.
Published 1 month ago by emine
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners.
I feel that it would be great for people just starting off. It is by no means comprehensive. I'm no cardiology fellow, but I found it lacking. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!
Great, great pocket book!!! Concise and informative! Must have for any resident and medical student for everyday rounds for sure.
Published 7 months ago by Rochet
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding ECG guide.
The Complete Guide to ECGs is an outstanding teaching resource for residents, fellows and practicing physicians. Excellent quality tracings and illustrations. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jim
5.0 out of 5 stars Great learning tool and refresher
This is a great way for med students/ interns learn the criteria for various ECGs. It's also good for refresher courses.
Published 11 months ago by J. Ayers
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
Detailed EKG book. Also quite a nice read if you have the patience. Recommend to all physician residents interested in a upgrading their knowledge of EKGs
Published 18 months ago by affiong
5.0 out of 5 stars This is the book you use once you already know ECGs and are ready to...
I've read many of the classic texts and taught basic ECG skills to RNs, MDs, and med students. This book is for those ready to take their skills to the next level. Read more
Published on September 19, 2011 by Craig Napolitano
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