The Electrocardiogram in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Edited by Ian Clements

The descriptive features associated with myocardial infarction are well known. However, now that interventional treatments such as acute thrombolysis and angioplasty have become so successful in limiting evolving myocardial infarction, new roles for the electrocardiogram in acute infarction are being explored.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.