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The ECG in Emergency Decision Making

Offering step-by-step instructions, this text describes how to use 12-lead electrocardiograms (ECGs) to make rapid and informed decisions in emergencies. It shows how to recognize the underlying mechanism of a cardiac emergency, its significance, and the best treatment. A brief outline of these steps is followed by complete, in-depth coverage.

Paperback, 304 Pages

Published: September 2005

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-0259-8


  • 1. Acute Myocardial Infarction
    2. ECG Identification of High-Risk Patients with Unstable Angina
    3. Wide QRS Tachycardia
    4. Narrow QRS Tachycardia
    5. Monogenic Diseases Leading to Cardiac Arrhythmias and Sudden Death
    6. Slow Atrial Rhythms
    7. Atrioventricular Block
    8. ECG Recognition of Acute Pulmonary Embolism
    9. Digitalis-Induced Emergencies
    10. Other Drug-Induced Emergencies
    11. Potassium-Related Emergencies
    12. Pacing Emergencies
    13. Prehospital Cardiac Emergencies
    Appendix 1. Emergency Axis Determination
    Appendix 2. Electrical Treatment Of Arrhythmias
    Appendix 3. Emergency Drugs


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