Huszar's ECG and 12-Lead Interpretation, 5th Edition
Huzar's ECG and 12-Lead Interpretation, 5th Edition, helps students recognize various heart rhythms by their appearance on the ECG, correlated with the patient’s clinical signs and symptoms. The content is structured to match the order in which students acquire specific skills: ECG components are presented first, followed by rhythm interpretation and clinical implications. Author’s Notes allow students to benefit from the author’s decades of clinical and field experience. Take-Home Points, Key definitions, chapter review questions, and practice strips help students understand and retain complex information.
- NEW! Discusses the difference between sinus arrest and SA block to help clarify concepts that learners often find confusing.
- UPDATED! STEMI and NSTEMI treatment guidelines updated to the latest standards.
- Coverage of both basic and advanced concepts incorporates the latest research developments and provides material pertinent to both beginning and experienced prehospital care providers.
- UPDATED and EXPANDED! Key characteristics of each heart rhythm are summarized to allow you to learn or review each rhythm at a glance.
- Patient care algorithms outline step-by-step management and treatment, correlating ECG interpretation with history and exam findings.
- Advanced treatment content, such as complete coverage of thrombus formation, treatment, and management, offers critical information for both hospital and prehospital settings.
- UPDATED AND EXPANDED! Key definitions define important terms right on the page, near relevant content, making it unnecessary to flip to the back-of-book glossary while reading or studying.
- Key definitions, chapter review questions, and glossary updated to reflect new content.
- Chapter review questions (with answers in an appendix) test your understanding of key topics.
- Appendix with 200+ practice strips, questions, and answer keys reinforces major concepts and ties information together.
- UPDATED! Glossary defines key terms, supplementing the on-page Key Definitions.
- Expert authorship from Dr. Keith Wesley, who has been involved in EMS since 1989 and is a board-certified emergency medicine physician.
- Self-assessment answer key allows you to check their own work for self-evaluation.
- Chapter outlines offer a quick overview of each chapter’s content.
- NEW! Updated content throughout ensures all chapters comply with the latest 2015 ECC guidelines.
- NEW! ECG Keys boxes highlight basic clinical information, such as indications and end points for administration of certain drugs, helping you integrate clinical knowledge with heart rhythm interpretation.
- NEW! Author’s Notes highlight special considerations, alternative diagnoses, possible complications or warning signs, normal variations, and more, allowing learners to benefit from the author’s expertise.
- NEW! A bulleted Take-Home Points summary of each chapter highlights need-to-know information about the most important topics covered.
- NEW! Updated process for distinguishing ventricular tachycardia from supraventricular tachycardia keeps you at the forefront of practice.
- NEW! Now examines treatment of bradycardias and blocks with and without wide QRS.
1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart
2. ECG Leads and Cardiac Monitoring
3. Components of the ECG Waveform
4. Step-by-Step ECG Interpretation
5. Sinus Rhythms
6. Atrial Rhythms
7. Junctional Rhythms
8. Ventricular Rhythms
9. Atrioventricular Blocks
10. Implanted Pacemaker Rhythms
11. Treatment of Rhythm Disturbances
12. The 12-Lead ECG: Leads and Axis
13. Bundle Branch and Fascicular Blocks
14. Hypertrophy, Electrolytes, and Other ECG Findings
15. Coronary Heart Disease and the 12-Lead ECG
16. ECG Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction
17. Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Coronary Syndromes
Appendix A: Methods of Determining the QRS Axis
Appendix B: Answers to Chapter Review Questions
Appendix C: Rhythm Interpretation Self-Assessment
Appendix D: Self-Assessment Answer Key
Keith Wesley, MD, Medical Director, HealthEast Medical Transportation, St. Paul, MN; Medical Director, United EMS, Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Medical Director, Chippewa Fire District, Chippewa Falls, WI