ECG íV A Pictorial Primer

 

Author: David C Chung MD, FRCPC
Art work: Nelson HM Ip
Affiliation: The University of Hong Kong

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Modern-day ECG machines can make accurate measurements and analysis. So why bother to learn how to read an electrocardiogram? The answer is simple: A robotic machine can follow algorithms but it takes a human mind to read beyond and between the waveforms to make interpretation and collate it with clinical findings.

Electrocardiography can be the topic of a lifelong study. This Primer is only meant to introduce the subject to medical students, interns, novice residents, and general physicians in community practice. It is hoped the liberal use of diagrams and pictures can help to improve understanding.

DC Chung      

January 2008      

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Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein     

 

 

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