The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes - Text and Pocket Reference Package


  • Tim Phalen
  • Barbara Aehlert, RN, BSPA, Southwest EMS Education Inc., Phoenix, AZ and Pursley, TX, USA

Using an easy-to-understand, step-by-step approach, The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes describes how to accurately interpret 12-lead ECGs for effective recognition and treatment of patients experiencing ACS. This 3rd edition simplifies learning with a new three-step method for interpreting 12-lead ECGs, first exposing you to new information, then offering examples, and finally asking you to apply your knowledge. Then it takes 12-lead interpretation one step further by providing strategies to determine the likelihood of the presence of STEMI versus other causes of ST elevation. Written by two well-known educators, Tim Phalen, a paramedic, and Barbara J. Aehlert, a nurse, this guide includes the latest emergency cardiac care guidelines, new research, and new information on treating ACS in both hospital and prehospital environments.


Published: February 2011

Imprint: Mosby


  • 1. Reviewing the Basics
    2. Introduction to the 12-lead ECG
    3. Acquiring the 12-lead ECG
    4. Acute Coronary Syndromes
    5. MI: Recognition and Localization
    6. MI: Complications of Myocardial Infarction
    7. Acute Coronary Syndromes Imposters
    8. Practice ECGs
    9. Case Studies


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