This timely text examines them all. They are:
– detecting patency of the infarct–related artery after an acute intervention
– detecting reperfusion
– the quantification of myocardial salvage after interventions
– how modifying the recording technique may lead to better diagnostic information
– recently identified ECG features that correlate with specific coronary artery lesions
No other book so clearly or comprehensively details the ability of the electrocardiogram to suggest treatment in this relatively recent and dynamic era of aggressive intervention in myocardial infarction. This book will be of great interest to cardiologists, arrhythamia specialists, electrophysiologists, emergency room physicians and all others who need to remain current regarding the ever–evolving clinical utility of this critical diagnostic tool.
This monograph provides an up–to–date review of the use of the electrocardiogram in acute myocardial infarction.
1. Continuous Multilead ST–Segment Monitoring in Acute Mycocardial Infarction.
R.F. Veldkamp, M.L. Simoons, J.E. Pope, M.W. Krucoff.
2. Vectorcardiography in Acute Myocardial Infarction.
3. Precordial Electrocardiographic Mapping.
4. Electrocardiographic Parameter Variability in Acute Myocardial Infarction.
5. Electrical Alternans.
6. Signal–Averaged Electrocardiogram and Acute Myocardial Infarction.
7. QT Dispersion.
8. The High–Frequency Electrocardiogram.
9. Variance Electrocardiography.
10. Limitations of Standard 12–Lead Electrocardiogram in Detecting Acute Myocardial Infarction.
11. Prognostic Indicators in the Initial Electrocardiogram During Acute Myocardial Infarction.
12. Atypical Electrocardiographic Patterns in Acute Myocardial Infarction.
13. Triage of Acute Infarction Using Prehospital Electrocardiograms.
S.R. McMechan, M.T. Harbinson, S. Hameed, A.A.J. Adgey.
14. Early 12–Lead Electrocardiogram: Correlations Between the Early 12–Lead Electrocardiogram and the Underlying Coronary Artery Anatomy and Prognosis in Acute Myocardial Infarction.
Y. Birnbaum, S. Sclarovsky.
15. Prehospital Diagnosis and Management of Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction Using Remote Transmission of Electrocardiograms to Palmtop Computers.
K.S. Pettis, M. Kwong, G.S. Wagner.
16. The Electrocardiographic Features of Infarct–Related Regional Pericarditis.
S.C. Hammill, P.B. Oliva.
"This excellent monograph is comprehensive and well referenced. Each of the chapters on specialized tests or measurements provides a brief description of the technology. The text will enhance the reader s understanding of the value and limitations of standard 12–lead ECG and extensions of the surface ECG as well as provide an introduction to a host of specialized technologies."
––Mayo Clinic Proceedings