June 1975

Basic Pediatric Electrocardiography

Author Affiliations

Children's Hospital Elland and Bethesda avenues Cincinnati, OH 45229


by Arno H. Hohn, 271 pp, 96 illus, $15, Medcom Press, 1974.

Am J Dis Child. 1975;129(6):751. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1975.02120430083032

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The author, Arno Hohn, MD, is professor of pediatrics and director of pediatric cardiology at the Medical University of South Carolina. From his 20 years of teaching experience, Dr. Hohn has described electrocardiography in a simple, straightforward presentation designed for the medical student, house staff officer, general practitioner, or pediatrician who desires to interpret the electrocardiograms of children. This point is evident from the double-spaced printing and undercrowding of pages.

The book is divided into three parts that are concerned with general concepts of electrophysiology, the ECG in pediatric conditions, and arrhythmias. The treatise begins with a description of the electrical impulses generated within the heart and lead systems. Normal and abnormal ECG wave forms and electrical axis are illustrated and discussed. Principles of the vectorcardiogram are explained and correlated with the standard ECG. Although interpretation of the vectorcardiogram may seem to be a giant step for the neophyte, the

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