Title Mastering the 12-Lead EKG, 2/e
Author David A. Roberts
ISBN 9780826181930
List price USD 59.95
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 516
Book size 216 x 279 mm
Publishing year 2021
Original publisher Springer Publishing Company
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 “Flawless execution of concept…Takes clinical practice and experience and brings it into the classroom…This book is for the EKG novice to one who just needs a great review text.”

—Gwen Ferdinand-Jacob, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C

Executive Director, Director Physician Assistant Program, Kansas State University

Mastering the 12-Lead EKG, Second Edition is the only book to boil down the complexity of learning EKG interpretation into an engaging and approachable tool. This resource uses a step-by-step systematic method, real-world clinical applications, and abundant practice opportunities to teach everything students need to know to provide expert, quality care. The second edition is greatly enhanced with abundant exercises that apply and reinforce chapter concepts.

With a clear, approachable writing style, the book delivers extensive opportunities for learning, taking students from the beginning of their EKG journey through mastery of the 12 lead. Woven throughout each chapter is an algorithmic method for mastering EKG interpretation that fosters retention of the content. Hand-drawn illustrations will keep you engaged as you learn everything you need to know about EKGs, beginning with anatomy and physiology and closing with the latest important 12-lead EKG topics. You will have hundreds of opportunities to practice and apply your knowledge through interpreting sample EKG strips, case studies, and fill-in-the-blank questions.

New to the Second Edition:

  • Incorporates over 360 exercises that apply and reinforce chapter concepts
  • Offers hundreds of practice opportunities including EKG strip interpretation, case studies, and questions with detailed explanations
Key Features:
  • Utilizes a conversational writing style and abundant images, including more than 500 EKG strips and over 120 illustrations
  • Applies a step-by-step algorithmic method for interpreting 12-lead EKGs
  • Presents real-world examples to connect complex clinical concepts
  • Provides online answers with detailed explanations of important concepts
  • Delivers both the breadth and depth that health care professionals need to provide quality patient care




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Chapter 1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart

Chapter 2. Electrical Conduction System of the Heart

Chapter 3. Waves of the EKG

Chapter 4. The 12-Lead EKG

Chapter 5. Heart Rate and Rhythm

Chapter 6. Sinus Rhythms

Chapter 7. Supraventricular Arrhythmias

Chapter 8. Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter

Chapter 9. Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome

Chapter 10. Ventricular Arrhythmias

Chapter 11. Atrioventricular Blocks

Chapter 12. EKGs and Pacemakers

Chapter 13. EKG Artifacts

Chapter 14. EKG Axis Interpretation

Chapter 15. Bundle Branch Blocks

Chapter 16. Ventricular Hypertrophy

Chapter 17. Causes of ST Elevation and Depression on the EKG

Chapter 18. Ischemia Detection on the EKG

Chapter 19. Infarction Detection on the EKG

Chapter 20. Electrolytes, Medications, and Disease on the EKG

Appendix: Rhythm Summary


About the Author:

David A. Roberts, MSPAS, RN, PA-C, has been in healthcare for the past 20 years. He spent the first 10 years practicing as a registered nurse in a cardiac intensive care unit and working as a physician extender for a cardiologist. He also maintains certifications in basic and advanced cardiac life support and has been an ACLS and PALS instructor. Since 2007, Roberts has been a practicing PA after obtaining his master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies at Bethel University in Tennessee. Currently, he works in a rural emergency department, Dyersburg, Tennessee; former assistant professor at Bethel University where he taught EKG interpretation and pathophysiology; and is Vice President of Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants. He also serves as a peer reviewer for article submissions to the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, hosts EKG workshops, and gives lectures at multiple state.

Target Audience:

Useful for clinicians or soon-to-be healthcare providers who need to deal with EKG/Electrocardiogram.

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