This is the third edition of one of the leading standard works in electrocardiography in the German language. It is a practical textbook viewed with the eyes of the clinician.
The reader will find the large amount of clinical material often backed with autopsy findings and with good cross references to experimental literature. The description is on a high level, with strong scientific criticism, also presenting controversial material. The usual subject matter is covered completely. The theoretical part, including chapters on historical introduction, apparatus and equipment, electrophysiological basis and description of normal ECG, is given in one hundred sixty pages. The longest chapter, three hundred pages, deals with the abnormal ECG, excepting disturbances of the rhythm, which are outstandingly described in a chapter of one hundred seventy pages. Vector analysis and vectorial synthesis in the three planes are presented in an understandable manner and with special emphasis on positional changes