The 12-Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Syndromes - Text and Pocket Reference Package - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780323077859

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

3rd Edition

Authors: Tim Phalen Barbara Aehlert
Paperback ISBN: 9780323077859
Imprint: Mosby/JEMS
Published Date: 25th February 2011

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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.

Key Features

  • The latest emergency cardiac care guidelines are reflected in updated discussions of ACS treatment.
  • More than 300 colorful illustrations, including 31 new photos, depict concepts and skills.
  • Case studies promote early recognition and treatment of problems.
  • Key Point! boxes offer information that you should remember to minimize problems.
  • Fast Fact boxes provide helpful information.
  • Did You Know? boxes provide additional information and the "big picture."
  • Think About It! boxes offer valuable insights into better patient care.
  • Objectives open each chapter to emphasize what should be learned.
  • Key terms are bolded upon first mention to make learning them easier.

Table of Contents

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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About the Author

Tim Phalen

Barbara Aehlert

Affiliations and Expertise

Southwest EMS Education Inc., Phoenix, AZ and Pursley, TX, USA