The Arrhythmic Patient in the Emergency Department

A Practical Guide for Cardiologists and Emergency Physicians

  • Massimo Zecchin
  • Gianfranco Sinagra

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Luca Salvatore, Silvia Magnani, Gerardina Lardieri, Elena Zambon
    Pages 29-41
  3. Elisabetta Bianco, Marco Bobbo, Davide Stolfo
    Pages 43-60
  4. Ermanno Dametto, Martino Cinquetti, Federica Del Bianco, Matteo Cassin
    Pages 61-87
  5. Giuseppe Oreto, Francesco Luzza, Gaetano Satullo, Antonino Donato, Vincenzo Carbone, Maria Pia Calabrò
    Pages 89-108
  6. Francesca Bianchi, Stefano Grossi
    Pages 117-128
  7. Laura Vitali-Serdoz, Francesco Furlanello, Ilaria Puggia
    Pages 151-162
  8. Roberto Verlato, Maria Stella Baccillieri, Pietro Turrini
    Pages 163-175
  9. Daniele Muser, Domenico Facchin, Luca Rebellato, Alessandro Proclemer
    Pages 177-193
  10. Massimo Zecchin, Luigi Rivetti, Gianfranco Sinagra, Marco Merlo, Aneta Aleksova
    Pages 195-208

About this book


This book is a practical guide to the differential diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting in the Emergency Department with syncope or arrhythmias, including bradyarrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, narrow and wide QRS tachycardias. In addition, clear advice is provided on the management of patients with cardiac devices and possible dysfunction, electrical storm, or a requirement for urgent surgery. For each topic, a literature review of epidemiology, physiopathology, differential diagnosis, and treatment is conducted. Furthermore, practical suggestions are offered for short-term management, e.g., regarding the decision on when and where to hospitalize the patient; these proposals do not replace but rather summarize or integrate the current guidelines.The book is designed both for emergency physicians and cardiologists, who will be the first to evaluate and treat patients with arrhythmias or potentially arrhythmic problems in the emergency setting. It will also be a useful textbook for students and residents in Cardiology and Emergency Medicine.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Massimo Zecchin
    • 1
  • Gianfranco Sinagra
    • 2
  1. 1.Cardiovascular DepartmentCattinara University HospitalTriesteItaly
  2. 2.Cardiovascular DepartmentCattinara University Hospital Cardiovascular DepartmentTriesteItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-24326-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-24328-3
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