Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care


By Amal Mattu

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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
  • Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care