Using an easy-to-understand, step-by-step approach, this full-color text describes how to interpret 12-lead ECGs and recognize Acute Coronary Syndromes. It includes the latest research, along with the 2000 guidelines for emergency cardiovascular care. New case studies, illustrations, tables, and over 100 12-lead ECGs offer readers the opportunity to apply their knowledge. Its need-to-know information helps students become proficient in the fundamentals of Acute Coronary Syndrome recognition and management, for both hospital and prehospital environments. Instructors Electronic Resource (CD-ROM) is also available. Please contact your Sales Representative for more information. The Practice ECGs chapter contains 70 12-lead tracings to help students master 12-lead interpretation. Key Terms are bolded to emphasize their introduction. Objectives open each chapter, setting the stage for student learning. Information is updated throughout, including 50 new 12-lead practice ECG tracings. Key Point! boxes offer essential information. Did You Know? boxes provide additional information and the big picture. Think About It! boxes offer valuable insights. Three new chapters include Introduction to the 12-lead ECG, Acute Coronary Syndromes, and Case Studies. Back-of-book companion CD-ROM offers clear, colorful visuals to reinforce the text and help students learn how to interpret 12-lead ECGs. Two case studies offer valuable learning exercises, and 130 rhythm strips on PowerPoint consist of 100 3-lead ECGs and 30 12-lead ECGs. Pocket reference includes the books highlights, plus additional pearls ofinsight, in a handy resource. Packaged FREE with text! Heart rate calculator ruler is included FREE on inside front cover. New, well-known co-author Barbara Aehlert adds authority and expertise to this new edition. Case studies, pertinent to any clinical setting, promote early recognition and treatment of problems. Instructors Electronic Resource (CD-ROM) for faculty use.Mosby Staff is the author of '12 Lead ECG in Acute Coronary Care', published 2005 under ISBN 9780323024105 and ISBN 0323024106.