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How to read pediatric ECGs
  1. A Graham Stuart

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Edited by Myung K Park and Warren G Guntheroth. Published by Mosby Elsevier, 2006, £44.99 (paperback), pp 280. ISBN -10: 0-3230-3570-1

How to read paediatric ECGs is an unusual book, which harks back to the past. In this era of information overload, the quick answer to most questions – medical or otherwise – can be obtained by “Googling” or similar shortcuts. This book takes a more traditional approach.

The first chapter deals with the lost art of vectorcardiography – the application of basic physics and mathematics to the interpretation of the ECG. Read this chapter carefully and the mysteries of QRS axis and even the …

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