Twelve-Lead Electrocardiography: Theory and Interpretation / Edition 2

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Twelve Lead Electrocardiography: Theory and Interpretation is a revised 2nd edition of Twelve Lead Electrocardiography for ACLS Providers, originally published in 1996. Twelve Lead Electrocardiography for ACLS Providers deals solely with the analysis of the shape (morphology) of ECG waveforms in order to diagnose many conditions not related to rhythm, including ischemia, acute myocardial infarction, and enlargement of heart muscle (hypertrophy). It is aimed at students who already have a familiarity with the analysis of heart rhythms. Almost all other texts of morphologic interpretation for non-cardiologists rely heavily on memorizing electrocardiographic patterns. Memorizing is difficult, and long term retention of memorized data is low. This book is unique because it leads the reader through a set of discrete building blocks of easily understood electrophysiologic principles, and then allows the reader to deduce what the 12 lead electrocardiogram will look like under various circumstances. There are no memorizing patterns. Retention is greatly enhanced, and more importantly, the reader becomes a more competent interpreter of 12 lead electrocardiograms.

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Reviewer: Scott W. Ard, MD, BS (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a second edition of a concise review of electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation, which focuses on the rapid and precise analysis of ECG tracings through a better understanding of electrocardiographic theory.
Purpose: The book serves its purpose by reviewing the various clinical presentations of chest pain syndromes and describing the role of the screening ECG in making a timely diagnosis. It provides a concise yet comprehensive discussion of the physiological and pathologic processes that affect the ECG, thereby highlighting the importance of electrocardiography in making rapid diagnoses. The authors highlight ECG findings that contribute to critical decision making and influence choice of therapy.
Audience: This easy to read book is directed at ACLS providers who work in settings where chest pain evaluation protocols need to be implemented urgently to speed coronary intervention. It caters to personnel in settings where patients with acute coronary syndromes are routinely encountered: EMS, emergency departments, primary care centers, and critical care units. The book is also a valuable tool for medical students and non-ICU physicians who need to have a working knowledge of ECG fundamentals.
Features: The chapters are organized into sections such as basic physiological and pathologic processes, waveforms and vectors, basic conduction abnormalities, chamber evaluation, acute cardiac syndromes (ACS), clinical associations, interventions, and case presentations. The information in the chapters is organized so that readers may easily reference it. The text is supported by annotated graphics, summary tables, and schematics that allow the reader to focus on the essentials. Questions at the end of each chapter allow readers to test their knowledge and reinforce principles of ECG interpretation and application.
Assessment: Acute cardiac syndromes are a major cause of morbidity and mortality, and successful therapy depends upon timely diagnosis which is often made by the ECG. This book is a welcome addition to the body of literature which examines the role of electrocardiography in ACS. It provides first responders with a concise reference for using the ECG to diagnose ACS and choose appropriate therapies in acute care settings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846285929
  • Publisher: Springer London
  • Publication date: 4/28/2007
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2007
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 172
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr D. Bruce Foster has been teaching electrocardiography for years to various audiences including interns, residents, nurses, paramedics, and in recent years, physician’s assistants. In large measure because of ACLS classes, most of them already had a pretty good understanding of dysrhythmias, so his teaching was primarily focused on the morphologic interpretation of ECGs. Absent a text on the market with which he was happy, he created his own course, and ultimately committed it to paper in the form of the first edition.

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Table of Contents

Essential Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology as It Relates to the Electrocardiogram.- Electrocardiographic Waveforms.- Cardiac Vectors and Lead Systems.- Derivation of the Normal Electrocardiogram.- Electrical Axis.- Intraventricular Conduction Delays: The Hemiblocks.- Intraventricular Conduction Delays: The Bundle Branch Blocks.- Chamber Enlargement.- Myocardial Infarction.- Ischemia and Anginal Syndromes.- The Electrocardiogram and the Clinical Evaluation of Chest Pain.- The Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider and Therapeutic Interventions in Acute Myocardial Infarction.- Miscellaneous Conditions.- Case Presentations.

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