Key Features

  • Expert authorship from original author Dr. Robert Huszar and continuing author Dr. Keith Wesley, brings over 40 years of combined field experience to the text and maintain its relevancy to prehospital and hospital providers.
  • Expert panel of reviewers who specialize in ECG interpretation and emergency cardiovascular care also ensure that the material is accurate, current and universal.

  • Coverage of both basic and advanced concepts incorporates the latest research developments and provides material that is pertinent to both beginning and experienced prehospital care providers.

- Chapters 1-15 cover ECG basics, 3-lead interpretation and treatment of dysrhythmias, pacemaker rhythms and more.

- Chapters 16-19 cover acute coronary syndromes, thrombus formation, and advanced treatment options.

  • Companion CD offers even more practice with 200 practice rhythm self-assessment exercises and answers in PowerPoint format.
  • Drug Caution boxes provide valuable tips and reminders on drug use and administration.
  • Patient care algorithms show you step-by-step management and treatment.
  • Chapter summaries reinforce major concepts and tie information together.
  • Chapter review questions test your understanding of key topics.
  • Heart rate calculator ruler is included free in every text.
  • Advanced level treatment material, such as complete thrombus formation, treatment and management offers critical information for both the hospital setting and the EMS sett

Table of Contents

  1. Updated! Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
  2. Updated! The ECG: Basic Components and Lead Monitoring
  3. Updated! Components of the Electrocardiogram
  4. Updated! ECG Interpretation: Rhythm Determination
  5. Updated! Sinus Rhythms
  6. Updated! Atrial Dysrhythmias
  7. Updated! Junctional Dysrhythmias
  8. Updated! Ventricular Dysrhythmias
  9. Updated! Atrioventricular Heart Blocks
  10. Updated! Clinical Significance and Dysrhythmias
  11. Updated! The 12-lead Electrocardiogram
  12. Updated! Electrical Axes and Vectors
  13. Updated! Bundle Branch and Fascicular Blocks
  14. New! Pacemaker Rhythm Management
  15. Updated! Misc ECG Changes Other Assorted ECG Findings
  16. Expanded! Acute Coronary Syndromes
  17. Expanded! Diagnostic ECG Changes in Specific Myocardial Infarctions
  18. Expanded! Signs and Symptoms of Acute Coronary Syndromes
  19. Completely revised! Management of Acute Coronary Syndromes

Appendix A: Methods of Determining the QRS Axis

Appendix B: Chapter Review Question Answer Keys

Appendix C: Dysrhythmia Interpretation: Self-Assessment

Appendix D: Self-Assessment Answer Keys



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About the author

Keith Wesley

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Director, HealthEast Medical Transportation, St. Paul, MN; Medical Director, United EMS, Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Medical Director, Chippewa Fire District, Chippewa Falls, WI