ECG Diagnosis: A Self-Assessment Workbook provides an educational self-assessment
guideline for the interpretation of various electrocardiographic abnormalities. In this
book, 250 common and clinically pertinent ECG abnormalities are included. Thus, any
ECG tracings showing extremely unusual and rare ECG abnormalities or complex cardiac
arrhythmias have been purposely omitted.
ECG Diagnosis: A Self-Assessment Workbook will be extremely valuable to medical
students, medical residents, cardiology fellows, and all primary care physicians (e.g.,
internists, family medicine physicians, and emergency room physicians). In addition, this
book will be usefiil to cardiac care nurses, anesthesiologists, rehabilitation medicine physi
cians, and paramedical personnel.
You may work your way through the exercises in this book consecutively for a compre-
hensive assessment of your diagnostic skills, at random for a more "real life" challenge,
or, to test your knowledge in a particular area (Atrial Arrhythmias^ for example), simply
turn to that section. For each case, carefully review the ECG image and then record your
interpretation in the space provided. You may find the Key to the Diagnostic Criteria and
Abbreviations Key provided at the front of the book to be helpful. To check your inter
pretation, turn to the corresponding case in the Case Descriptions section at the back of
ECG Diagnosis: A Self-Assessment Workbook will be a companion volume to Pocket
Guide to ECG Diagnosis and ECG Diagnosis and Self-Assessment CD-ROM by the
I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my daughter-in-law, Sue, for her valuable
editorial work to complete this book. In addition, the endless cooperation of the edito-
rial staff of Blackwell Science is deeply appreciated.