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Podrid's Real-World ECGs - Volume 5: Narrow and Wide Complex Tachyarrhythmias and Aberration
ISBN: 978-1-935395-05-8, 355 pages, Soft Cover
ISBN-10: 1-935395-05-X
Edition: 1st
Copyright: 2016
Author: Podrid, Philip, MD; Malhotra, Rajeev, MD, MS; Kakkar, Rahul, MD; Noseworthy, Peter A., MD
Specialties: Cardiology
Publisher: Cardiotext Publishing
List Price: $89.00

At A Glance
Volume 5A: Core Cases presents 61 case studies to allow students to sharpen their skills in reading ECGs and diagnosing both narrow complex tachycardias (originating in the sinus node, atrium, or AV node) and wide complex tachycardias (ventricular, supraventricular with aberration, and pacemaker associated). Each case offers one or more ECGs that illustrate various causes of aberration, highlighting features that help to establish its etiology. Additional cases for further study and practice are available in a separate digital edition, Volume 5B: Practice Cases.This title includes an access code for an accompanying website with ebook version.
Expert Review
Reviewer
Kevin Ergle,  M.D.  (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description
This is a comprehensive overview of narrow and wide complex tachyarrhythmias.
Purpose
The purpose is to expand upon ECG basics, with a focus on differentiating narrow and wide-complex tachyarrhythmias and aberrant conduction.
Audience
The target audience is clinicians, and the book is most helpful for electrophysiology or cardiology fellows.
Features
The book opens with a brief review of relevant tachyarrhythmias and physiology. It then uses a series of core cases to work through examples of arrhythmias and uses diagnostic principles of ECG to differentiate tachyarrhythmias. The book builds well, starting off with cardiac physiology underlying ECG principles, followed by case examples to enable readers to work through the cases to build foundational knowledge. Using a blend of written descriptions and pictorial examples helps to reinforce foundational principles.
Assessment
This book helps readers learn more about an arrhythmia quickly. The cases present real-world examples of ECGs, along with patients presenting with symptoms, in an effort to link diagnostic clues using ECG with clinically relevant symptomatology.
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1-10 Are the product's objectives met? 8
1-5 Does the website help achieve the purpose? 4
1-10 Rate the worthiness of those objectives. 8
1-5 Is this directed to 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. 4
1-5 Are there sufficient illustrations? 5
1-5 Rate the pedagogic value of the illustrations. 3
1-5 Are there sufficient references? 5
1-5 Rate the currency of the references. 3
1-5 Rate the helpfulness of the index. 3
1-5 Rate the added value from the online version. 3
1-5 Is the online version easy to access? 3
1-5 Rate the ease of navigation/search. 3
1-5 Rate the pedagogic quality of images on the online version. 4
1-5 Rate the value of added audiovisual features online. 4
1-5 Is there sufficient use of hypertext links? 1
1-5 Are there hyperlinks from references to journal articles? 1
1-5 Is there appropriate use of features like bookmarking, printing/exporting? 4
1-10 Is this a worthwhile contribution to the field? 8
1-10 If this is a 2nd or later edition, is this new edition needed? 8

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