William Brady and Jonathon Truwit, eds. Chichester, United Kingdom: John Wiley & Sons Ltd; 2009. Paperback; 492 pages; $99.95. ISBN: 978-1-4051-5906-7

Even though the publisher of this book is in the United Kingdom, the editors are “local”; they are from University of Virginia, Charlottesville. The unique perspective of this book is the scenario-based content with the title of each chapter written as a particular question to be answered in that chapter. The cases and electrocardiograms (ECGs) are familiar and may sound like patients in your emergency department and acute or critical care units.

The chapters in this book are arranged in content areas. Six chapters are devoted to clinical practice, addressing the various considerations for reading and using the 12-lead ECG as a diagnostic tool. The next 6 chapters focus on cardinal presentations, that is, syncope and chest pain. The value of the ECG in acute coronary syndrome covers 15...

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