The ECG in Emergency Decision Making

2nd Edition


  • Hein Wellens
  • Mary Conover
    • Print ISBN 9781416002598

    Key Features

    • Summary boxes at the beginning of chapters give a step-by-step guide of emergency approaches
    • Clear, consistent writing and organization
    • Reflects the latest American Heart Association guidelines
    • Perforated decision making cards at the end of the book (various emergency situations) can be used for quick access in the clinical setting
    • Established, well-respected authors provide cutting-edge info that practitioners can trust
    • Reviewed by a consulting board of nationally recognized experts in the specialty area of ECG

    Table of Contents

    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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    About the authors

    Hein Wellens

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Cardiology, University of Maastricht; Chairman, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Maastricht; Maastricht, The Netherlands

    Mary Conover

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Educational Director, Critical Care Conferences, Santa Cruz, CA