December 1974

Essentials of Heart Rhythm Analysis

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Tampa, Fla


by Ira W. Weiss, ed 1; 284 pp, with 504 illus, $6.95, F. A. Davis Co., 1973.

Arch Intern Med. 1974;134(6):1144. doi:10.1001/archinte.1974.00320240178050

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Arrhythmia analysis continues to challenge the student and the teacher. Despite the recent advances that have elucidated and verified many electrophysiologic concepts, the presentation of rhythm disorders in a concise, logical manner, thereby providing a rational approach to this often complex subject, has escaped many authors. Weiss has solved this problem with his new text.

The first two chapters deal with electrophysiology and its electrocardiographic representation in a simple, practical manner. The following sections, which explain common dysrhythmias, are excellent. The numerous, well-labelled examples, which greatly enhance the text explanation, were obviously obtained with painstaking care. The concept of aberrant ventricular conduction, so vital to the clinical importance of arrhythmias, is repeatedly emphasized and well illustrated in its various presentations. The final chapter on approach to rhythm analysis is somewhat repetitive, but it does provide the student with a logical "cookbook" method with which to begin clinical interpretations.

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