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Atlas of Pediatric and Youth ECG

  • Succeeds in making the complex interpretation of in ECG pediatric age more comprehensible

  • Features an exceptionally wide range of ECG recordings and examples

  • Provides advice on the use of ECG for pre-participation sport screenings of children, adolescents and young athletes


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Gabriele Bronzetti
    Pages 1-4
  3. Gabriele Bronzetti
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  4. Gabriele Bronzetti
    Pages 9-29
  5. Gabriele Bronzetti
    Pages 31-35
  6. Gabriele Bronzetti
    Pages 37-39
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About this book


This book describes in detail the specific aspects of ECG during childhood and adolescence, pursuing an accessible, didactic and easy-to-read approach. Instructive, self-contained and intelligently written, it succeeds in making this diagnostic tool, the interpretation of which is especially complex in younger patients, more comprehensible, while also offering a sound and extensive reference guide for all those who diagnose young patients with electrocardiography. 

Though ECG produces a relatively simple set of readings, its interpretation and diagnosis are complex. If misinterpreted, a “butterfly effect” of hidden, often neglected heart signals can lead to important and sometimes devastating consequences. Featuring an exceptionally wide range of ECG recordings and examples, the volume sheds new light on the importance of electrophysiological examinations for patients still in their developmental years and provides advice on the use of ECG in connection with recent regulations on the participation of children, adolescents and young athletes in sports.

Thanks to the variety of scenarios described, from the most frequent to the most insidious, this work will appeal to a broad readership, from cardiologists and pediatricians to family physicians, anesthesiologists, doctors in sports medicine, students and nurses. 


Pediatric cardiology Sudden cardiac death Sports medicine Preparticipation screening Congenital heart disease Evolutive age Supraventricula Arrhythmui Ventricular arrhythmias Athlete's heart

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Pediatric CardiologyPoliclinico S.Orsola-MalpighiBolognaItaly

About the authors

Gabriele Bronzetti works as a clinical pediatric cardiologist at the S. Orsola-Malpighi Hospital in Bologna, Italy, and as Professor and tutor in the Master of Pediatric Cardiology at the University of Bologna. He got his degree in medicine in 1993 and, after specializing in Cardiology, he spent his fellowship at the University of Liège, Belgium, in 1997, and later in Toronto, Canada, for a Clinical fellowship in Electrophysiology at the Hospital for Sick Children. He is regular volunteer at the Mission Luisa Guidotti Hospital, Zimbabwe. Beside his academic publishing activity of papers, he is columnist for the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera.

Bibliographic information


“This book provides highlights the value of electrocardiography for the diagnosis of pediatric heart disease. … The book is valuable for cardiology trainees and educators who train medical students/residents in addition to practicing cardiologists. This book provides excellent information about different types of arrhythmias … . It highlights the importance of ECG changes that may be associated with cardiac tumors and pericardial disease. This is a detailed guide to understanding ECG changes in children and adolescents with many useful figures.” (Mohanad Hasan, Doody's Book Reviews, April, 2018)