Pocket Reference for The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes


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

This handy reference puts essential information at your fingertips! Pocket Reference for the 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes, 3rd Edition helps you recognize ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) by introducing the 5-step approach to 12-lead analysis, making it faster and easier to learn 12-lead interpretation. Clear and concise, this book provides a simple, step-by-step approach along with tables, illustrations, and practice 12-lead ECGs to help you determine the likelihood of the presence of STEMI versus imposters or other causes of ST elevation. Written by two well-known educators, Tim Phalen, a paramedic, and Barbara J. Aehlert, a nurse, this pocket reference is available separately or as a package with its corresponding textbook, The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes Text, 3rd Edition.
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Book information

  • Published: February 2011
  • Imprint: MOSBY
  • ISBN: 978-0-323-07784-2

Table of Contents

1. Suspecting STEMI

Identifying J-Point

Lead "Views"

2. STEMI Imposters

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

Bundle Branch Block and Ventricular Rhythms

Benign Early Repolarization and Pericarditis

Practice ECGs

3. Additional Lead ECGs

Right Ventricular Infarction

Posterior Wall


4. Practice ECGs