Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care, 2nd Ed.

Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care, 2nd Ed.

Product Code: 509622


Get the latest information to improve your ECG interpretation skills per today's best practices with this new edition of the 2007 ACEP best-seller, Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care.

A highly visual resource, readable from cover to cover, what works and what doesn’t. 

Click here to download free chapter! 

In the ED — in any acute or critical care setting — when it’s on you to make a real-time decision about 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 really important, and act accordingly. And quickly.


"As a second edition, it provides a more contemporary update of accepted emergency cardiology guidelines."
 —Karl LaFleur, MD (Regions Hospital) for Doody's Review Service

"This text is useful to new and more experienced clinicians alike, and is a vital resource for all emergency departments."

Professor Louise Cullen, PreEminent Staff Specialist, Emergency & Trauma Center, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital

publication Prices


Log In to Purchase (at Top) ↑

USD $199.00 /Each
Nonmember Price: USD $199.00 /Each
    • Each
Logo Logo Logo Logo Logo

About the Editors

Amal Mattu, MD, FACEP

Dr. Amal Mattu headshot

Dr. Mattu completed an emergency medicine residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, after which he completed a teaching fellowship with a special focus on emergency cardiology. Since joining the faculty at the University of Maryland in 1996, he has received more than 20 teaching awards, including national awards from the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine, the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine, and the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association; and local honors, including the Teacher of the Year for the University of Maryland at Baltimore campus and the Maryland State Emergency Physician of the Year Award. He is a frequent speaker at major conferences on topics pertaining to emergency cardiology and electrocardiography, having provided over 2,000 hours of instruction to providers in different specialties at national and international meetings. Dr. Mattu has authored or edited 20 textbooks in emergency medicine, and he is the editor-in-chief of ACEP’s text Cardiovascular Emergencies. Dr. Mattu is currently a tenured professor, vice chair, and director of the Faculty Development Fellowship and co-director of the Emergency Cardiology Fellowship for the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

Jeffrey A. Tabas, MD, FACEP

Dr. Jeffrey Tabas headshot

Dr. Tabas is a professor of emergency medicine at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine and practices in the emergency department at San Francisco General Hospital. He is an active educator and researcher in electrocardiography and cardiovascular emergencies, having lectured and published extensively on these topics. Dr. Tabas serves as a director in the UCSF Office of Continuing Medical Education and as director of faculty development for the UCSF Department of Emergency Medicine. He received his undergraduate training at Brown University and his medical training at the University of Pennsylvania. He trained in both internal medicine and emergency medicine at the University of California Los Angeles. He is a member of the UCSF Academy of Medical Educators and is past chair of the Education Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). He has been recognized with numerous teaching awards, including the 2013 ACEP Outstanding Contribution in Education Award, a career achievement award presented to the ACEP member who has made a significant contribution to the educational aspects of the specialty. He previously served as editor of an electrocardiography section for JAMA Internal Medicine and currently serves as editor of an electrocardiography section for Annals of Emergency Medicine.

William Brady, MD, FACEP, FAAEM

Dr. William Brady headshot

Dr. Brady is a practicing emergency physician at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville; he is residency trained in emergency medicine and internal medicine. He is a tenured professor of emergency medicine, internal medicine, and nursing as well as the David A. Harrison Distinguished Educator at the University of Virginia School of Medicine (UVA). At UVA, he serves as the medical director of Emergency Management and chair of the Resuscitation Committee; in the community, he functions as the operational medical director of Albemarle County Fire Rescue. He is the associate editor of the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Brady is actively involved in the instruction of health care providers on many topics, with a particular focus on the electrocardiogram in the prehospital, emergency department, and other acute/critical care settings with lectures delivered regionally, nationally, and internationally. He has also published numerous scholarly works (original research, reviews, annotated bibliographies, invited editorials, guidelines, book chapters, and textbooks), addressing the electrocardiogram and its use by emergency physicians. Additionally, he has contributed to clinical policy guidelines for the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Heart Association. Dr. Brady lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his family; he is active in the community, working in volunteer capacities in public safety and community athletics.


Chapter 1: The ECG and Clinical Decision-Making in the Emergency Department

Chapter 2: Intraventricular Conduction Abnormalities

Chapter 3: Bradycardia, Atrioventricular Block, and Sinoatrial Block

Chapter 4: Narrow Complex Tachycardias

Chapter 5: Wide Complex Tachycardias

Chapter 6: Acute Coronary Ischemia and Infarction

Chapter 7: Additional-Lead Testing in Electrocardiography

Chapter 8: Emerging Electrocardiographic Indications for Acute Reperfusion

Chapter 9: ACS Mimics Part I: Non-ACS Causes of ST-Segment Elevation

Chapter 10: ACS Mimics Part II: Non-ACS Causes of ST-Segment Depression and T-Wave Abnormalities 

Chapter 11: Pericarditis, Myocarditis, and Pericardial Effusions

Chapter 12: Preexcitation and Accessory Pathway Syndromes

Chapter 13: Inherited Syndromes of Sudden Cardiac Death

Chapter 14: Pacemakers and Pacemaker Dysfunction

Chapter 15: Metabolic Abnormalities: Effects of Electrolyte Imbalances and Thyroid Disorders on the ECG

Chapter 16: The ECG in Selected Noncardiac Conditions

Chapter 17: The ECG and the Poisoned Patient

Chapter 18: The Pediatric ECG


In Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care, 2nd Edition, 2019, ISBN 978-1732748606 (Print), Figure 4.3 on page 58 is wrong.

Click here for the correct image and legend.  

Publication Date:

Amal Mattu
| Jeffrey A. Tabas | William J. Brady

Page Count:





Subject Areas:  Cardiology, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Coronary Care, Emergency Care  

"The ECGs used as examples are numerous, very clear and perfect examples of the abnormality that is described . . . I can recommend this book to every emergency physician who wants to improve his clinical ECG knowledge and who is keen to receive some very practical tips and tools."
(Barbra Backus, MD, PhD, Resident Emergency Medicine, Medical Center The Hague, The Hague, the Netherlands; Creator of the HEART Score for Major Cardiac Events)

"This book is appropriate for a broad audience, ranging from third-year medical students starting clinical rotations to experienced providers looking to expand their knowledge. It is written by a large group of authors, coordinated by the respected emergency medicine physician, Dr. Amal Mattu."
(Karl John LaFleur, MD (Regions Hospital), Doody's Review Service)

"Drs. Mattu, Tabas, and Brady are renowned clinicians and educators who are experts in the science and art of applying ECG interpretations across a wide variety of clinical settings. Through their years of instruction, they have demonstrated this expertise and commitment to quality educational resources for medical students, residents, physicians, and other health care providers." 
(Robert A. Barish, MD, MBA, FACEP, Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, University of Illinois at Chicago; Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Illinois College of Medicine)

"Electrocardiography in Emergency, Acute, and Critical Care is essential reading for all clinician involved in acute medicine. Despite many believing that it is a static science, our understanding of electrophysiology continues to evolve. This text is useful to new and more experienced clinicians alike, and is a vital resource for all emergency departments."
(Professor Louise Cullen, PreEminent Staff Specialist, Emergency & Trauma Center, Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital; Associate Professor, University of Queensland; Adjunct Professor,
Queensland University of Technology)

"Too many ECG books are designed for new learners or electrophysiologists . . . this second edition by Drs. Mattu, Tabas and Brady, EM's ranking experts in electrocardiology, is designed to teach whether you are starting out or are an experienced clinician.  I love the way it provides background, great ECG examples, most common causes of the ECG abnormality and then key teaching points. This is now my go to ECG text and I recommend it to anybody who wants to keep leaning how to be better at reading ECGs." 
(Corey M. Slovis, MD, FACEP, Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Medical Director, Metro Nashville Fire Department and International Airport)

"I would heartily recommend this text to residents and interns who work in acute care settings. This book will inevitably be an invaluable resource for examinations. However, the value of this book goes far beyond examinations and is a fantastic book for any physician or medical student to have on their bookshelf, as a handy reference for all manner of clinical presentations."
(Rick Body, Professor of Emergency Medicine, The University of Manchester, United Kingdom; Honorary Consultant in Emergency Medicine, The University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust)