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By Hein J. J. Wellens, MD, PhD and Mary Boudreau Conover, RN, BSN
304 pagesCopyright 2006$85.95, Paperback, Reference
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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.
Information on using the ST deviation vector in acute myocardial infarction to localize the site of occlusion in the coronary artery and thereby the site and size of the area at risk. How to risk stratify and treat patients with acute coronary syndromes showing ST segment depression. Noninvasive measures to determine the site of atrioventricular block. A guide to prehospital screening for patients with chest pain. The ECG features of myocardial infarction in patients with an acute myocardial infarction AND a left bundle branch block. New information on monogenic diseases leading to cardiac arrhythmias. Perforated decision-making cards for quick access in the emergency setting.
By Hein J. J. Wellens, MD, PhD, Professor of Cardiology, University of Maastricht; Chairman, Department of Cardiology, University Hospital Maastricht; Maastricht, The Netherlands; and Mary Boudreau Conover, RN, BSN, Educational Director, Critical Care Conferences, Santa Cruz, CA