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EKG Textbook:

Theory and Practical Fundamentals

ISBN: 978-1-944471-94-1

Interior & Cover : Color & Softcover

Edition: Series I (Hard Copy)

Published: 2016-2017

Pages: 300 plus pages

Size: 11 x 8.5

Population: Trade School, Colleges, High Schools, Training Centers, etc.

Subject:  Electrocardiogaphy, Medical Assistant, Patient Care Technician, etc.



The book has been written and structured to simplify the process of learning concepts in EKG. In our career of teaching EKG, numerous students have shown a lack of understanding when it comes to the concept of EKG, our aim is to make the process of learning easy for students. The book covers most of the essential topics required to understand the concepts of EKG, it is concise and to the point. As per our experience we believe that "Learning process can only be easy when the contents for learning are laid out in a simplified manner." Thus we have separated the contents of the book as follows: EKG Anatomy & Physiology, EKG Theory, EKG Clinical (Trouble Shooting EKG Case Scenarios), and EKG Competency The book contains different case scenarios and various types of EKG's 12 Lead EKG 15 Lead EKG Adult 15 Lead EKG Pediatrics 5 Lead EKG 3 Lead EKG Stress Testing Telemetry Holter Monitoring Easy to understand graph interpretations in tabular format. Table for easy understanding of different types of interpretation. Congratulations on choosing a healthcare career.



Chapter 1: Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology
Chapter 2: Medical Terminology 
Chapter 3: Infection Control
Chapter 4: Legal Issues in Healthcare
Chapter 5: EKG Introduction  
Chapter 6: EKG Interpretation
Chapter 7: EKG Application Theory
Chapter 8: EKG Application Procedure
Appendix A: EKG Application Picture Library


  • 1. Normal Sinus Rhythm 2. Sinus Bradycardia 3. Sinus Tachycardia 4. Sinus Arrhythmia 5. Sino-Atrial Block 6. Sinus Pause/Sinus Arrest  

  • 1. Premature Atrial Contraction 2. Wandering Atrial Pacemaker 3. Atrial Flutter 4. Atrial Fibrillation 5. Supraventricular Tachycardia 6. Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia  

  • 1. Premature Junction Contraction 2. Junctional Rhythm 3. Junctional Escape Beat 4. Accelerated Junctional Rhythm 5. Junctional Tachycardia

  • 1. Idio-ventricular Rhythm 2. Accelerated Idio-ventricular rhythm 3. Ventricular Fibrillation 4. Premature Ventricular Contraction 5.

  • Ventricular Escape Beat 6. Torsades de Pointes 7. Asystole 8. Ventricular Tachycardia  

  • 1. First Degree Block 2. Second Degree Type 1 Block 3. Second Degree Type 2 Block 4. Third Degree Block 5. Bundle Branch Block

  • 1. Right Axis Deviation 2. Left Axis Deviation 3. Extreme Axis Deviation

  • 1. Right & Left Atrial Hypertrophy 2. Right & Left Ventricular Hypertrophy  

  • 1. Lateral Wall (STEMI) 2. Inferior Wall (STEMI) 3. Anterior Wall (STEMI) 4. Septal Wall (STEMI) 5. Antero-Lateral (STEMI) 6. Inferior-Lateral (STEMI)  

  • 1. Single Chamber: Atrial 2. Single Chamber: Ventricular 3. Dual Chamber: Atrial & Ventricular


The procedure section of the textbook consists of 

3 Lead EKG Placement, 

5 Lead EKG Placement, 

7 Lead EKG Placement, 

15 Lead EKG Placement for Adult, 

15 Lead EKG Placement for Pediatric, 

12 Lead EKG Placement, 

Dextrocardiac 12 Lead Placement, 

12 Lead EKG Placement for EKG Stress Testing. 



Increasing demand of technicians in medical field and lack of all in one compiled educational resource led to the evolution of the EKG textbook. This book has been created after an extensive search of EKG technician profession and keeping in mind the new trends and procedures required for the on-job tasks. After the success of the previous edition of the EKG textbook Published in 2014, the authors updated the EKG textbook with many additional features that is now available under the following title “EKG TEXTBOOK: THEORY AND PRACTICAL FUNDAMENTALS SERIES 1”. The authors have tried to keep the book concise and to the point. The knowledge in this New Edition has been provided for individuals planning to pursue an EKG technician profession at a postsecondary or college level. The language used in the book is simplistic and somewhat easy to comprehend for individuals to understand the concepts of EKG. Various institutions like high schools, post-secondary education, community colleges have started using the “EKG TEXTBOOK: THEORY AND PRACTICAL FUNDAMENTALS SERIES 1” since it has all the required information required to administer an EKG technician Program ranging from a shorter program of 60 Hour in duration to longer program of 300 Hours in duration  Finally, the authors would like to thank everyone who has contributed in making this project possible.



WorkBook Test
Multimedia Presentation
Midterm / Final Exams
Test Bank and Quiz



  • Infection Control and Historical Timeline of EKG

  • legal Issues in Healthcare & Communication in Healthcare

  • Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology for EKG Technicians

  • EKG Graph Components Explanation (Waves, Complexes and Segment and Intervals.)

  • Simplified Illustrations of Individual 47 EKG Graphs 

  • Competency Checklist for various types of EKGs

  • Cardiovascular Glossary

  • EKG Application Theory & Procedures.

  • Troubleshooting EKG application Problems Encountered.

  • Practice Exams at the end of the book.

  • Application Pictures of Various Types of EKGs, 12, 15, 3, 5 7 Lead, Stress Testing, Holters Monitoring.

  • Many more unique features in this edition.



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