11. Atrial and Ventricular Ectopic Beats

  1. William J. Brady MD, EMT-B, FACEP, FAAEM5,6,7,
  2. Korin B. Hudson MD, NREMT-P, FACEP8,9,
  3. Robin Naples MD, FACEP10,
  4. Amita Sudhir MD, FACEP11,
  5. Steven H. Mitchell MD, NREMT-P, FACEP12,
  6. Jeffrey D. Ferguson MD, NREMT-P, FACEP13,14,15 and
  7. Robert C. Reiser MD, FACEP11
  1. Jeffrey D. Ferguson MD, NREMT-P, FACEP1,13,14,15,
  2. Michael Levy MD, FACEP, FACP2,
  3. J. Aidan Boswick BA, EMT-B3 and
  4. William J. Brady MD, EMT-B, FACEP, FAAEM4,5,6,7

Published Online: 28 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118473740.ch11

The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care

The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care

How to Cite

Ferguson, J. D., Levy, M., Boswick, J. A. and Brady, W. J. (2012) Atrial and Ventricular Ectopic Beats, in The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care (eds W. J. Brady, K. B. Hudson, R. Naples, A. Sudhir, S. H. Mitchell, J. D. Ferguson and R. C. Reiser), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118473740.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Resuscitation Committee, Charlottesville, USA

  2. 6

    Emergency Preparedness and Response, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  3. 7

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad and Albemarle County Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, USA

  4. 8

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, USA

  5. 9

    Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, USA

  6. 10

    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

  7. 11

    University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  8. 12

    Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA

  9. 13

    Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

  10. 14

    EastCare Critical Care Transport, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

  11. 15

    Pitt County Emergency Services, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Emergency Medicine, Brody School of Medicine, EastCare Critical Care Transport, Pitt County Emergency Services, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

  2. 2

    Anchorage Fire Department, Anchorage, USA

  3. 3

    Catholic Health Services Inc., Melville, USA

  4. 4

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  5. 5

    Resuscitation Committee, Charlottesville, USA

  6. 6

    Emergency Preparedness and Response, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  7. 7

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad and Albemarle County Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, USA

  8. 13

    Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

  9. 14

    EastCare Critical Care Transport, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

  10. 15

    Pitt County Emergency Services, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185776

Online ISBN: 9781118473740

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Keywords:

  • atrial/ventricular ectopic beats;
  • ECG or rhythm strip;
  • PACs;
  • PJCs;
  • PVCs;
  • multiple PVCs;
  • multifocal PVCs;
  • ventricular bigeminy;
  • R-on-T phenomenon;
  • polymorphic VT

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Premature atrial contractions

  • Premature junctional contractions

  • Premature ventricular contractions