Dr Khan has improved upon the first edition and written a clear and concise step-by-step method for the accurate interpretation of the ECG. Noted for the unique 11-step method for accurate and rapid ECG interpretation, this new edition includes more diagnostic tips for the understanding of ECGs. New to this edition is a series of illustrations to explain the genesis of wave and deflection of the ECG. In addition, a clear description of 12 lead positioning and interpretation guides the reader to greater understanding of the potential pitfalls of the ECG. This edition includes over 230 illustrations, including 30 new tracings to elucidate difficult points. It also addresses the progress of cardiovascular practice and how the ECG is important to current clinical practice, including early diagnosis of acute MI, and a greater understanding of ST segment in diagnosing cardiovascular problems.Uses a clear and concise 11-step method for the accurate and rapid interpretation of ECGs.Provides diagnostic criteria to help readers correctly identify a wide range of common heart conditions as well as those that are rare but clinically relevant.Organizes information into a bulleted format for rapid access to information.Features algorithms, illustrations, and 220 sample ECGs to make the material easy to understand and apply.Demonstrates how to clearly read each portion of the ECG.Presents a new chapter on basic concepts that describes the fundamentals of ECG reading and understanding.Explains the genesis of wave and deflection of the ECG supported by instructive illustrations and diagnostic tips. Examine the ECG interpretation of the often-misdiagnosed Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.Describes 12 lead positioning and interpretation, providing the reader with a better understanding of the potential pitfalls of the ECG.