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In the emergency department-in any acute or critical care setting-when it's on you to direct a patient's care based on an ECG, you have to be the ECG expert. Right then. See what you need to see, recognize what's important, and act accordingly. And quickly.

Get better with Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care, 2nd Ed.

A highly visual resource, readable from cover to cover, what works and what doesn't.

The editors-internationally known experts on ECG interpretation and how to teach it-know from experience what should happen at the bedside, and they show it to you in a clear and practical way. They want you to be confident about reading ECGs. They want you to save lives-and they know you will.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE NEW EDITION:18 completely revised and updated chapters || High-yield key points at the beginning of each chapter || More than 200 ECG images with explanations of important findings || More than 80 charts and tables for quick illustration of key ECG and patient characteristics || 27 expert contributors.


• The ECG and Clinical Decision-Making in the Emergency Department

• Intraventricular Conduction Abnormalities

• Bradycardia, Atrioventricular Block, and Sinoatrial Block

• Narrow Complex Tachycardias

• Wide Complex Tachycardias

• Acute Coronary Ischemia and Infarction

• Additional-Lead Testing in Electrocardiography

• Emerging Electrocardiographic Indications for Acute Reperfusion

• ACS Mimics Part I: Non-ACS Causes of ST-Segment Elevation

• ACS Mimics Part II: Non-ACS Causes of ST-Segment Depression and T-Wave Abnormalities

• Pericarditis, Myocarditis, and Pericardial Effusions

• Preexcitation and Accessory Pathway Syndromes

• Inherited Syndromes of Sudden Cardiac Death

• Pacemakers and Pacemaker Dysfunction

• Metabolic Abnormalities: Effects of Electrolyte Imbalances and Thyroid Disorders on the ECG

• The ECG in Selected Noncardiac Conditions

• The ECG and the Poisoned Patient

• The Pediatric ECG


"As a second edition, it provides a more contemporary update of accepted emergency cardiology guidelines."

[Karl LaFleur, MD (Regional Hospital) for Doody's Review Service]

"The ECGs used as examples are numerous, very clear and perfect examples of the abnormality that is described . . . I can recommend this book to every emergency physician who wants to improve his clinical ECG knowledge and who is keen to receive some very practical tips and tools."

(Barbra Backus, MD, PhD, Resident Emergency Medicine, Medical Center The Hague, The Hague, the Netherlands; Creator of the HEART Score for Major Cardiac Events)

"Too many ECG books are designed for new learners or electrophysiologists . . . this second edition by Drs. Mattu, Tabas and Brady, EM's ranking experts in electrocardiology, is designed to teach whether you are starting out or are an experienced clinician. I love the way it provides background, great ECG examples, most common causes of the ECG abnormality and then key teaching points. This is now my go to ECG text and I recommend it to anybody who wants to keep leaning how to be better at reading ECGs."

(Corey M. Slovis, MD, FACEP, Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Medical Director, Metro Nashville Fire Department and International Airport)

"Drs. Mattu, Tabas, and Brady are renowned clinicians and educators who are experts in the science and art of applying ECG interpretations across a wide variety of clinical settings. Through their years of instruction, they have demonstrated this expertise and commitment to quality educational resources for medical students, residents, physicians, and other health care providers."

(Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, FACEP, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago; Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine)

"Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care is essential reading for all clinician involved in acute medicine. Despite many believing that it is a static science,our understanding of electrophysiology continues to evolve. This text is useful to new and more experienced clinicians alike, and is a vital resource for all emergency departments."

(Professor Louise Cullen, PreEminent Staff Specialist, Emergency &Trauma Center, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital; Associate Professor, University of Queensland; Adjunct Professor, Queensland University of Technology)

"I would heartily recommend this text to residents and interns who work in acute care settings. This book will inevitably be an invaluable resource for examinations. However, the value of this book goes far beyond examinations and is a fantastic book for any physician or medical student to have on their bookshelf, as a handy reference for all manner of clinical presentations."

(Rick Body, Professor of Emergency Medicine, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom; Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine, The University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust)

Professional & Technical
April 4
American College of Emergency Physicians
American College of Emergency Physicians

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