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March 14, 1986

Arrhythmia: Diagnosis and Management: A Clinical Electrocardiographic Guide

Author Affiliations

Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Cleveland

JAMA. 1986;255(10):1357-1358. doi:10.1001/jama.1986.03370100151036

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The purpose of this textbook is to illustrate the common cardiac arrhythmias and the patterns of acute myocardial infarction. The current diagnostic criteria for cardiac arrhythmias and myocardial infarction are presented.

Nonspecific terminology and misunderstandings are avoided because the authors strictly adhere to the definitions and classification of cardiac arrhythmias recommended by the World Health Organization and the International Society and Federation of Cardiology. The textbook is extensively illustrated with excellent reproductions of colored electrocardiographic tracings, which are printed on the same scale as the original electrocardiograms. As most of the figure legends explain the characteristics of the electrocardiographic tracings in some detail, the book may be used as an atlas of cardiac arrhythmias and myocardial infarctions. In addition, each chapter represents an entity in itself.

Basic cardiac anatomy and physiology as well as the fundamentals of electrocardiography are briefly reviewed. Ten chapters are devoted to the illustration and discussion