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Essential Concepts of Electrophysiology Through Case Studies: Intracardiac EGMs
ISBN: 978-1-935395-33-1, 322 pages, Soft Cover
ISBN-10: 1-935395-33-5
Edition: 1st
Copyright: 2015
Editor: Ellenbogen, Kenneth A. , MD, FACC, FHRS
Specialties: Cardiology
Publisher: Cardiotext Publishing
List Price: $129.00

At A Glance
Print book includes a free digital edition. This volume of intracardiac tracings builds on our first book, Essential Concepts of Electrophysiology and Pacing through Case Studies, that guides the reader in developing and refining the key skill of analyzing electrophysiologic recordings.Over 60 cases with a focus on intracardiac EGMs are presented as board exam cases and questions. Tracings are framed by a question, followed by annotated tracings, and a discussion of the correct and potential answers. Cases present a full range of difficulty from simple to advanced.This book will provide a valuable review for a wide variety of professionals physicians, associated professionals, nurses and technicians preparing for certification and re-certification examinations in electrophysiology.
Expert Review
Reviewer
Daniel Masvidal,  MD  (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description
This book presents multiple cases with intracardiac tracings and surface ECGs, guiding readers to enhance their skills in analyzing such information. It builds on a previous book (Essential Concepts of Electrophysiology and Pacing Through Case Studies, 2014), helping readers get organized for the electrophysiology certification exam, providing more intracardiac tracings spanning from simple to advanced, with discussions of the correct and incorrect answers.
Purpose
The purpose is to improve readers' skills in analyzing and deciphering electrophysiological recordings, allowing for better diagnosis and treatments, while at the same time preparing for the electrophysiology certification exams.
Audience
Designed for a wide variety of professionals, from physicians to technicians, the book is appropriate for anyone involved in the field of electrophysiology with an interest in learning more or preparing for the certification examination.
Features
With over 60 cases prepared by experts in the field, with a focus on intracardiac EGMs, the book is set up as board exam cases and questions, followed by annotated tracings, discussions, and in-depth resources.
Assessment
This is a superb resource for anyone interested the field of electrophysiology.
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1-5 Is this written at an appropriate level? 5
1-5 Is there significant duplication? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 4
1-5 Are there significant omissions? (1=significant, 5=insignificant) 4
1-5 Rate the authority of the authors. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 5
1-5 Rate the pedagogic value of the illustrations. 5
1-5 Rate the print quality of the illustrations. 5
1-5 Are there sufficient references? 3
1-5 Rate the currency of the references. 5
1-5 Rate the pertinence of the references. 5
1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 5
1-5 If important in this specialty, rate the physical appearance of the book N/A
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 10
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? 8

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