The ECG in Emergency Decision Making, second edition, explains and illustrates the importance of 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) in making rapid and informed decisions in cardiac care. It covers the logical steps to the ECG recognition of the underlying mechanism of cardiac emergencies, their prognostic significance, and the best treatment. AHA treatment guidelines are presented, aspects of differential diagnosis are explained, and perforated decision-making cards are included.
Summary boxes at the beginning of chapters give a step-by-step guide of emergency approaches
Clear, consistent writing and organization
Reflects the latest American Heart Association guidelines
Perforated decision making cards at the end of the book (various emergency situations) can be used for quick access in the clinical setting
Established, well-respected authors provide cutting-edge info that practitioners can trust
Reviewed by a consulting board of nationally recognized experts in the specialty area of ECG
Information on using the ST deviation vector in acute myocardial infarction to localize the site of occlusion in the coronary artery and thereby the site and size of the area at risk.
How to risk stratify and treat patients with acute coronary syndromes showing ST segment depression.
Noninvasive measures to determine the site of atrioventricular block.
A guide to prehospital screening for patients with chest pain.
The ECG features of myocardial infarction in patients with an acute myocardial infarction AND a left bundle branch block.
New information on monogenic diseases leading to cardiac arrhythmias.
Perforated decision-making cards for quick access in the emergency setting.