- Spiral-bound: 116 pages
- Publisher: KG/EKG Press; 1st edition (April 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1930553366
- ISBN-13: 978-1930553361
- Product Dimensions: 4.5 x 0.6 x 5.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 25 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #773,726 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A 1st Book on ECGs-2014 1st Edition
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NOTE: An expanded ePub edition of this book has just come out. It contains everything in the hard copy book - plus - more detailed explanations and interpretations of tracings - an Addendum (on bundle branch block) - plus an expanded Glossary and more comprehensive ECG Crib Sheet.
About the Author
Ken Grauer, MD (Professor Emeritus in Family Medicine; College of Medicine, University of Florida) has taught ECG/Arrhythmia Interpretation and ACLS for well over 3 decades. Author of more than 20 books (which have sold half a million copies) - he is a nationally known family physician educator whose medical passion is cardiology. His trademark has been the ability to simplify otherwise complicated topics into a concise practical, easy-to-remember format. Having retired his 30-year academic position in July, 2010 - he is now taking his writing and development of educational epub, pdf and on-line cardiology teaching materials to a new level. In addition to his ECG and ACLS Pocket Brain book series, he has developed self-instructional PDF files; an internet ECG Competency Assessment Tool; an educational ECG Blog - and On-Line/ePub applications for use on computer and smart phones. The sky is the limit!
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I have experienced many conversations with doctors and their staff related to a cardiac condition wherein I either did not understand what they were discussing or they failed to explain why the condition exists. This little guide totally enlightened me on how the heart functions, how basic ECG printouts are read, and what goes into the interpretation of those ECGs. This is an amazing pocket guide. Dr. Grauer's plain-spoken writing style is easy to comprehend regardless of the reader’s level of medical training. He has packed this book with easy-to-understand examples and illustrations. It is SO intriguing and easy to comprehend. It pulled me into turning pages to learn more.
What is the best thing about this book for me as a layperson? I can now better communicate with my cardiologist/staff and my medical health care team regarding my health. Invaluable! I will be purchasing another copy for my granddaughter who is considering a medical career. I am confident that this pocket guide will be excellent for her as a beginning student and give her a head start on understanding heart functions as well as the basic hows and whys of ECG interpretation.
I strongly recommend this book. It is well worth the price for invaluable information that will never become obsolete.
The content is so well explained and colorfully illustrated that a subject that that always taxed my brain to understand and remember has just been made so much clearer by the purchase and reading of this one book!
As a nurse and midwife, I would like to thank Dr Grauer for making one aspect of my professional life that much easier!