Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care, 2nd Edition

Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care, 2nd Edition

Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care, 2nd Edition

Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care, 2nd Edition

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In the emergency department-in any acute or critical care setting-when it's on you to direct a patient's care based on an ECG, you have to be the ECG expert. Right then. See what you need to see, recognize what's important, and act accordingly. And quickly.

Get better with Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care, 2nd Ed.

A highly visual resource, readable from cover to cover, what works and what doesn't.

The editors-internationally known experts on ECG interpretation and how to teach it-know from experience what should happen at the bedside, and they show it to you in a clear and practical way. They want you to be confident about reading ECGs. They want you to save lives-and they know you will.


  • 18 completely revised and updated chapters
  • High-yield key points at the beginning of each chapter
  • Over 200 ECG images with explanations of important findings
  • More than 80 charts and tables for quick illustration of key ECG and patient characteristics
  • 27 expert contributors, and many more

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732748644
Publisher: American College of Emergency Physicians
Publication date: 04/10/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 846,096
File size: 120 MB
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About the Author

Amal Mattu, MD, FACEP: Dr. Mattu completed an emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia,after which he completed a teaching fellowship with a special focus on emergency cardiology. Since joining the faculty at the University of Maryland in 1996, he has received more than 20 teaching awards including national awards from the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine,and the Emergency Medicine Residents' Association; and local honors including the Teacher of the Year for the University of Maryland at Baltimore campus and the Maryland State Emergency Physician of the Year Award. He is a frequent speaker at major conferences on topics pertaining to emergency cardiology and electrocardiography, having provided over 2,000 hours of instruction to providers in different specialties at national and international meetings. Dr. Mattu has authored or edited 20 textbooks in emergency medicine, and he is the editor-in-chief of ACEP's text Cardiovascular Emergencies. Dr. Mattu is currently a tenured professor, vice chair, and director of the Faculty Development Fellowship and co-director of the Emergency Cardiology Fellowship for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Jeffrey A. Tabas, MD, FACEP: Dr. Tabas is a professor of emergency medicine at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and practices in the emergency department at San Francisco General Hospital. He is an active educator and researcher in electrocardiography and cardiovascular emergencies, having lectured and published extensively on these topics. Dr. Tabas serves as a director in the UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education and as director of faculty development for the UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine. He received his undergraduate training at Brown University and his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania. He trained in both internal medicine and emergency medicine at the University of California Los Angeles. He is a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and is past chair of the Education Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). He has been recognized with numerous teaching awards,including the 2013 ACEP Outstanding Contribution in Education Award, a career achievement award presented to the ACEP member who has made a significant contribution to the educational aspects of the specialty. He previously served as editor of an electrocardiography section for JAMA Internal Medicine and currently serves as editor of an electrocardiography section for Annals of Emergency Medicine.
William J. Brady, MD, FACEP, FAAEM: Dr. Brady is a practicing emergency physician at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville; he is residency trained in emergency medicine and internal medicine. He is a tenured professor of emergency medicine, internal medicine, and nursing as well as the David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator at the University of Virginia School of Medicine (UVA). At UVA, he serves as the medical director of Emergency Management and chair of the Resuscitation Committee; in the community, he functions as the operational medical director of Albemarle County Fire Rescue.He is the associate editor of the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Brady is actively involved in the instruction of health care providers on many topics, with a particular focus on the electrocardiogram in the prehospital, emergency department, and other acute/critical care settings with lectures delivered regionally, nationally,and internationally. He has also published numerous scholarly works (original research, reviews, annotated bibliographies, invited editorials, guidelines,book chapters, and textbooks), addressing the electrocardiogram and its use by emergency physicians. Additionally, he has contributed to clinical policy guidelines for the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Heart Association. Dr. Brady lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his family; he is active in the community, working in volunteer capacities in public safety and community athletics.

Table of Contents

  1. ​​​The ECG and Clinical Decision-Making in the Emergency Department 
  2. Intraventricular Conduction Abnormalities
  3. Bradycardia, Atrioventricular Block, and Sinoatrial Block
  4. Narrow Complex Tachycardias
  5. Wide Complex Tachycardias
  6. Acute Coronary Ischemia and Infarction
  7. Additional-Lead Testing in Electrocardiography
  8. Emerging Electrocardiographic Indications for Acute Reperfusion
  9. ACS Mimics Part I: Non-ACS Causes of ST-Segment Elevation
  10. ACS Mimics Part II: Non-ACS Causes of ST-Segment Depression and T-Wave Abnormalities 
  11. Pericarditis, Myocarditis, and Pericardial Effusions
  12. Preexcitation and Accessory Pathway Syndromes
  13. Inherited Syndromes of Sudden Cardiac Death
  14. Pacemakers and Pacemaker Dysfunction
  15. Metabolic Abnormalities: Effects of Electrolyte Imbalances and Thyroid Disorders on the ECG
  16. The ECG in Selected Noncardiac Conditions
  17. The ECG and the Poisoned Patient
  18. The Pediatric ECG
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