This book on investigative electrocardiography is addressed to investigators who are
using electrocardiology as a research tool in epidemiological or clinical research or
in investigations on possible adverse responses of new pharmacological agents. The
primary emphasis of the book is on prognostic implications of ECG abnormalities in
the conditions covered, including the prevalence and incidence of ECG abnormalities in
We excluded from our book cardiac disorders with a relatively low population prevalence
that otherwise may be of great clinical interest.
A respectable period of time has passed since the first edition of this book, during which
several pressures have necessitated a second edition. Most important, there were the
inadvertent errors needing correction. The field has also had some significant changes,
not so much in methodology perhaps as in context, regulation, and the like. I can say
some things more clearly now than previously because many issues are better defined
or I care more (or less) about how the discussion will be received....
The Dictionary of Nursing Theory and Research provides a compilation
of definitions and discussions of terms that are commonly
encountered in the nursing literature. In this third edition of our
dictionary we have retained and revised most of the terms in the earlier
versions and have added many new ones. The new terms are in response
to evolutionary changes that have occurred over the intervening years.
We have added entries for evidence-based practice and Internet research.