Recent research cited above has documented that QRS/T angle and other novel repolarization measures of deviant repolarization are potent predictors of cardiac morbidity and mortality over and above the traditional risk factors such as old ECG-MI, ECG-LVH or QT prolongation. A novel ECG model of repolarization based on electrophysiological considerations developed by the author has been the cornerstone in this search for improved predictors. The concepts involved in these quantitative methods are advanced and clinicians may not readily understand their utility in patient care. Their value is perhaps more easily comprehended by investigators who are collaborating in preventive studies and evaluation of adverse effects of cardio-active agents. It is expected that this book will facilitate understanding how these new ECG finding can be used in both clinical and epidemiological application.
Springer International Publishing; March 2015
- ISBN 9783319152936
- Read online, or download in secure PDF format
- Title: The Female Electrocardiogram
- Author: Pentti M. Rautaharju
In The Press
“The purpose is to provide up-to-date information about current electrocardiogram predictors for coronary heart disease morbidity and mortality. … The intended audience includes medical students, residents, fellows, general practitioners, and consultants. It is an excellent guide for any practitioner evaluating electrocardiograms. … The book is short and sweet, yet presents comprehensive and up-to-date information. Its specific focus on ECG gender differences in predicting the risk of adverse cardiac events is priceless for any clinician involved in reading and evaluating ECGs.” (Parham Parto, Doody's Book Reviews, June, 2015)