Critical Decisions in Emergency and Acute Care Electrocardiography (Google eBook)

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William J. Brady, Jonathon D. Truwit
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 24, 2011 - Medical - 488 pages
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This scenario-based text provides answers to urgent and emergentquestions in acute, emergency, and critical care situationsfocusing on the electrocardiogram in patient care management. Thetext is arranged in traditional topics areas such as ACS,dysrhythmia, etc yet each chapter is essentially a question withseveral cases illustrating the clinical dilemma the chapteritself is a specific answer to the question.

This is a unique format among textbooks with an ECG focus. Theclinical scenarios cover the issues involved in detecting andmanaging major cardiovascular conditions. Focused, structureddiscussion then solves these problems in a clinically relevant,rapid, and easy to read fashion.

This novel approach to ECG instruction is ideal for practicingcritical care and emergency physicians, specialist nurses,cardiologists, as well as students and trainees with a specialinterest in the ECG.

  

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Contents

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What are the clinical applications of the ECG in emergency and critical
What are the indications for the ECG in the pediatric emergency
What are the limitations of the ECG in clinical practice?
How should the ECG be used in the patient during and following cardiac
What is the impactproper role of the ECG in the undifferentiated
The ECG in
NonST elevation MI and unstable angina
Case conclusions
Case conclusions
Can the ECG be used to predict cardiovascular risk and acute
Lead
Case conclusions
Can the electrocardiogram determine the rhythm diagnosis in narrow
What is the role of the ECG in PEA cardiac arrest scenarios?
What is the role of the ECG in the critically ill noncoronary patient?

Echocardiography
Is serial electrocardiography serial ECGs and ST segment monitoring
Conclusion
Can the ECG distinguish between coronary and noncoronary etiologies
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William Brady, Department of Emergency Medicine, Universityof Virginia School of Medicine

Jonathon Truwit, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine,University of Virginia Health Systems

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