The ECG In Practice, International Edition,
Edition 6
By John R. Hampton, DM, MA, DPhil, FRCP, FFPM, FESC

Publication Date: 25 Sep 2013

The ECG in Practice is a clinically-orientated book, showing how the electrocardiogram can help in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with symptoms suggesting cardiovascular disease. The underlying philosophy of this Sixth Edition remains that the ECG has to be interpreted in the light of the patient’s history and physical examination, thus the book is organised in chapters according to a patient’s symptoms.

Key Features

  • Clinically-orientated with a quick reference list of cardiovascular conditions
  • Builds on the basic knowledge outlined in the classic ECG Made Easy
  • Emphasises the individuality of every ECG and uses full 12-lead ECG recordings to provide a realistic reproduction of the clinical environment.
  • The unique page size allows presentation of all 12-lead ECGs across a single page for clarity.
  • Each chapter begins with a brief account of the relevant history and examination and ends with a short account of what might be done once the ECG has been interpreted.

New Features

Now integrated throughout the book is text on electrophysiology and electrical devices. With pacemakers and implanted defibrillators now common among patients on general medical take, this material guides the reader in recognising their purpose and making a preliminary analysis of any malfunction.

About the author
By John R. Hampton, DM, MA, DPhil, FRCP, FFPM, FESC, Emeritus Professor of Cardiology, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Book Reviews

‘An excellent book for medical students and junior medical staff.’

Cardiovascular Research

"A useful revision tool for those familiar with the interpretation of ECGs, but equally could be used effectively as a reference tool by those less proficient."

Journal of Accident and Emergency Nursing

Reviews from medical students:

  • "A highly comprehensive text … a neat little book [that] provides extensive examples of multiple ECGs."
  • "This book helps to bridge the gaps in one’s knowledge and to make sure one doesn’t miss any crucial diagnosis."
Book details
ISBN: 9780702046445
Page Count: 364
Illustrations : Approx. 510 illustrations (500 in full color)
Retail Price : £12.99