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July 3, 1987

Manual of Cardiac Arrhythmias

JAMA. 1987;258(1):111-112. doi:10.1001/jama.1987.03400010115046

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Manual of Cardiac Arrhythmias is one of a series of clinically oriented manuals on cardiovascular disease, electrocardiography, and arrhythmias authored by E. K. Chung. The text, like its predecessors, is understandably written for and primarily directed to the primary care physician. It is not intended to be, nor should it be regarded as, an exhaustive treatise of arrhythmias. "The contents," according to the author, "are intended to be clinical, concise, and practical, so that this manual will provide all readers with up-to-date materials that will assist them directly in the daily care of patients with common cardiac arrhythmias."

Dr Chung neatly organizes a concise discussion of a broad variety of cardiac arrhythmias, ranging from typical supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias to more unusual rhythm disturbances such as aberrant atrial conduction, atrial dissociation, and rhythms observed following cardiac transplantation. Rhythms are individually defined, well exemplified by a variety of figures and illustrations,