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.
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 Glossary