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Introduction to 12-Lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation



Introduction to 12-Lead ECG:  The Art of Interpretation, Second Edition is the most comprehensive ECG resource for beginners with minimal experience interpreting ECGs. The chapters provide a basic understanding of the components of an ECG as well as introduce the important topics of acute myocardial infarction, hypertrophy, and bundle branch blocks.  Real-life, full-size, four-color ECGs with basic interpretations are included to help students put it all together.

Introduction to 12-Lead ECG:  The Art of Interpretation, Second Edition takes the complex subject of electrocardiography and presents it in a simple approach that gives you a basic understanding of the entire ECG.

Whether you are an EMT, nurse, medical student, or physician wanting to learn or reestablish your foundational knowledge of electrocardiography, this book will meet your needs.

  • Part 1 The Basics
  • Chapter 1 Anatomy
  • Chapter 2 Electrophysiology
  • Chapter 3 Individual Vectors
  • Chapter 4 The Actual ECG: Paper and Ink
  • Chapter 5 ECG Tools
  • Chapter 6 The Basic Beat
  • Chapter 7 The Rate
  • Chapter 8 Rhythms
  • Part 2 ECG Interpretation
  • Chapter 9 The Basic Beat: A Clinical Correlation
  • Chapter 10 The Electrical Axis
  • Chapter 11 Bundle Branch Blocks and Hemiblocks
  • Chapter 12 Hypertrophy
  • Chapter 13 Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI)
  • Final Review
  • Acronyms
  • Glossary
  • Index


About the Author

Tomas B. Garcia, MD Dr. Tomas B. Garcia received his undergraduate degree from Florida International University. While applying to medical school, Dr. Garcia was licensed and practiced as an EMT in the state of Florida. Dr. Garcia received his medical degree from the University of Miami. He completed his internship and residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida and subsequently received board certification in both Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Garcia taught and practiced in the Emergency Department of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts and Grady Memorial Hospital/Emory Medical School in Atlanta, Georgia. His main area of interest is emergency cardiac care, and he lectures nationally on topics related to these issues. In addition to working on the third edition of his book, 12-lead ECG: The Art of Interpretation, published by JB Learning, Dr. Garcia is spearheading an educational Internet site on electrocardiography and arrhythmia recognition at

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Weight1.44 lbs
Dimensions8.4 × 0.3 × 10.7 in
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