of the textbook:
"12 Lead ECG Interpretation in Acute Coronary Syndrome with Case Studies from the Cardiac Catheterization Lab,"
by: Wayne Ruppert

This Textbook is the primary curriculum development source for our 12 Lead ECG Workshop Curriculum. 

"I think this book will be a wonderful addition to the texts that are already available, with a fresh perspective!"

Joseph P. Ornato, MD, FACP, FACC, FACEP
  • Professor and Chairman, Department of  Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Medical Director, Richmond Ambulance Authority, Richmond, Virginia

“This book integrates academic ECG principles with real-world clinical practice by incorporation of well chosen cath lab case studies into its curriculum.  This combination lets readers see patients and their ECGs through the eyes of an experienced cath lab Interventionalist, and provides a balanced approach to patient evaluation that compensates for the ECGs inherent lack of sensitivity and specificity. I highly recommend this book for all Emergency Medicine and Cardiology Fellows. For experienced clinicians, it’s a superb review.”

 Humberto Coto, MD, FACP, FACC

  • Chief of Cardiology, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, Florida
  • Past President, Hillsborough County Medical Society, Tampa, Florida

“Sir William Osler, Physician-in-Chief and Professor of Medicine for Johns Hopkins Hospital proclaimed,He who studies medicine without books sails an uncharted sea, but he who studies medicine without patients does not go to sea at all.   His wisdom, expressed nearly a century ago, could not ring truer in today’s practice of medicine.   An effective tool for educating today’s physicians is the employment of case studies which combine both elements of Sir Osler’s quote: academic literature and practical experience.    This textbook provides both, and I highly recommend it for all residents and fellows in emergency medicine and cardiology.”

Matthew Glover, MD, FACP, FACC

  • Interventional Cardiologist, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, Florida

 "This outstanding book follows the patient from the field (EMS) to the ER to the Cath Lab, one of the few of its kind. Use of Cath Lab Case Studies provides a new and valuable perspective to learning 12 Lead ECG interpretation.  I strongly recommend it for all health care providers who deal with cardiac patients."

Charles Sand, MD, FACEP, FACP 

  • Medical Director, BayFlite Helicoper Services, Tampa, Florida
  • Medical Command Physician, Hillsborough County Fire Rescue, Tampa, Florida
  • Assistant Director / Emergency Department Physician, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, Florida
  • Past President, American Heart Association, Florida and Puerto Rico Affiliate

"ECG's are one of the few sophisticated diagnostic tests widely available to paramedics.  This book arms paramedics with the tools to make the accurate and sophisticated assessments which are the foundation of exceptional patient care."

Mike Taigman

  • Author,  "Taigman's Advanced Cardiology in Plain English"
  • Emergency Medical  Services Conference Speaker, Journalist, and Life-Long Student, Sacarmento, CA

"I cannot imagine a critical care nurse who would not benefit from utilizing this book.  A combination of highlighting essential information, lots of graphic images and providing review questions facilitates rapid, effective learning."

Walter Page Young, RN, CEN
  • Clinical Nursing Education Specialist, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, Florida

“This book provides a valuable tool for nurses who desire to strengthen their ECG knowledge.  I highly recommend it to nurses who care for patients with Acute Coronary Syndrome.”

Carolyn "Nikki" Campbell, RN, MSN, CMSRN

  • Clinical Nursing Education Specialist, St. Joseph's Hospital, Tampa, Florida

 “This text provides excellent clinical instruction in the interpretation of ECG’s.  In this text the author demystifies the ECG by tying what we see on the tracing with what is actually happening in the heart.  The text makes the complex pathophysiology of the heart easy to understand and is designed in a way that complements multiple learning styles.  The workshop takes the information from the text and adds valuable depth and contextIn the workshop, Wayne’s expertise is obvious and the case study discussions move the learner from just knowing to actually understanding.  The textbook and the workshop are a must for any clinician responsible for the care of cardiac patients."

Amy Cain, RN, BSN

  • Clinical Nursing Education Specialist, Lutz, Florida