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The clinical electrocardiographer will find adequate presentations of such topics as atrial activation and repolarization, the normal auriculogram, alterations induced by noncardiac factors or by pulmonary disease, dextrocardia and left atrial rhythm, atrial infarction, overloading (left, right, combined), and arrhythmias. Vectorcardiography is appropriately represented, but there is virtually nothing about direct or semidirect atrial electrograms. Perhaps this omission is justifiable in a book whose authors seek to provide an "excellent teaching aid"; the volume does approach that.
Its strongest section, one fourth of the whole, is devoted to the electrocardiographic effects of atrial overloading. The chapters on dextrocardia, noncardiac influences,
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The Auricular Electrocardiogram.. Ann Intern Med. 1968;69:645–646. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-69-3-645_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;69(3):645-646.
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