ECG in Emergency Medicine and Acute Care

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ECG in Emergency Medicine and Acute Care provides a comprehensive, clinically relevant resource on electrocardiography for those who care for patients in the emergency setting. The book provides succinct information on ECG abnormalities and their etiologic differential diagnoses; diagnostic criteria for the ECG manifestations of various clinical diseases/ entities; and many 12-lead ECG examples for review.

· Offers expert guidance from a premier editorial team.

· Includes description/pathophysiology · causes · ECG findings · differential diagnosis/hints · and ECG examples in the Electrocardiographic Manifestations of Disease section.

· Features a consistent chapter organization that follows a specific outline, ensuring consistent, reliable information throughout.

· Uses over 450 illustrations, including a multitude of 12-lead examples for review—making this resource ideal for board preparation.

· And much more.

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Editorial Reviews

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I think this book is value for money and would be of use both as a revison and as a reference book for ED staff at all levels.

Emergency Medicine Australasia 2006

Journal of Emergency Medicine
In summary, this is the finest available ECG book that I have seen.
Emergency Medicine Australasia

I think this book is value for money and would be of use both as a revison and as a reference book for ED staff at all levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780323018111
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 10/13/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Standard 12-lead electrocardiogram : principles and techniques 3
2 The normal electrocardiogram and its interpretation 6
3 Variants of normal 12
4 Electrode misplacement and artifact 16
5 The pediatric electrocardiogram 22
6 Dysrhythmias at normal rates 31
7 Bradydysrhythmias 36
8 Tachydysrhythmias 39
9 Abnormal axis 46
10 P wave 48
11 PR interval and segment 53
12 QRS complex 56
13 ST segment 60
14 T wave 66
15 QT interval 70
16 U wave 72
17 Bradycardia and escape rhythms 77
18 Sinus pause/sinus arrest 81
19 Sinoatrial exit block 83
20 Atrioventricular block 85
21 Intraventricular conduction abnormalities 89
22 Atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter 96
23 Wandering atrial pacemaker and multifocal atrial tachycardia 101
24 Other supraventricular tachydysrhythmias 104
25 Preexcitation syndromes 112
26 Ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation 118
27 Pacemakers : normal function 129
28 Pacemakers : abnormal function 136
29 Sick sinus syndrome 143
30 Atrioventricular dissociation 146
31 Waveform genesis in acute coronary syndrome 149
32 Acute coronary syndromes : acute myocardial infarction and ischemia 151
33 Acute coronary syndromes : regional issues 173
34 Acute myocardial infarction : confounding patterns 181
35 Ventricular hypertrophy 188
36 Cardiomyopathy 195
37 Myopericarditis 199
38 Myocarditis 204
39 Endocarditis 207
40 Benign early repolarization 210
41 Ventricular aneurysm 213
42 Valvular disorders 216
43 Pericardial effusion 220
44 Cardiac transplant 223
45 Dextrocardia 227
46 Cardiac trauma 230
47 Long QT syndromes 235
48 Congenital heart disease 238
49 Toxicology section : introduction 253
50 Digitalis 255
51 Beta-adrenergic blocking agents 260
52 Calcium channel antagonists 263
53 Other cardioactive agents 265
54 Antipsychotic agents and lithium 268
55 Tricyclic antidepressant agents 272
56 Other sodium channel blocking agents 274
57 Cocaine and other sympathomimetics 278
58 Electrolyte abnormalities 282
59 Pulmonary embolism 288
60 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease 293
61 Pulmonary hypertension 297
62 Pneumothorax 300
63 Endocrine and metabolic disorders 303
64 Neurologic and neuromuscular conditions 311
65 Rheumatologic/immunologic disorders 317
66 Acute rheumatic fever 321
67 Miscellaneous infectious syndromes : lyme carditis, human immunodeficiency virus-associated, and Chagas disease 324
68 Electrocardiographic manifestations of gastrointestinal diseases 327
69 Additional lead electrocardiograms 335
70 Serial electrocardiography and ST segment trend monitoring 342
71 The prehospital 12-lead electrocardiogram 347
72 The electrocardiogram and stress testing 351
73 QT dispersion 360
74 Electrocardiographic predictive instruments 363
75 Electrocardiographic body surface mapping 367
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