of the textbook:
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
and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Virginia / Virginia Commonwealth University
Medical Director, Richmond Ambulance Authority,
“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,
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
"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
"Taigman's Advanced Cardiology in Plain English"
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."
Page Young, RN, CEN
“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.”
Campbell, RN, MSN, CMSRN
“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 context. In 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