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The electrocardiogram (ECG) is a useful screening and diagnostic tool in the emergency department (ED) for dysrhythmias and other cardiac emergencies. In conjunction with a thorough history and physical examination, the ECG is an important part of the evaluation of many presenting complaints. The...
The approach to the infant with a cardiac emergency begins with identification of the unstable or critically ill child and proceeds rapidly into stabilization and provision of immediate therapies. Support of oxygenation, ventilation, and circulation will precede identification of specific cardiac...