Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation: A Clinical Approach

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Wiley, Oct 11, 2000 - Medical - 800 pages
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Consisting of 13 chapters, this book is uniformly written by Dr Hayes and his colleagues Drs Lloyd and Friedman to provide sensible, matter-of-fact methods for understanding and caring for patients with permanent pacemakers and ICDs. It presents a logical progression from descriptions of device indications to selection of the most appropriate mode and hardware. From there, it proceeds to device implantation and subsequent management, with detailed sections on troubleshooting, complications, and follow-up. Not intended as an encyclopedic text, this book offers a large amount of information in an easily digestible form.

This book helps the reader understand the technical capabilities of pacemakers and ICDs, and shows how to apply this knowledge to make everyday clinical encounters easier and more productive. From the first pacemaker implantation in 1958 and the first implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation in 1980, the fields of cardiac pacing and defibrillation have enjoyed a rapid increase in the sophistication and effectiveness of implantable devices. Because these technologies are encountered more and more commonly in today's clinical settings, it is important for physicians to learn "practical approaches" to pacemaker and ICD implantation.

Whether new to cardiac pacing and defibrillation or seeing large numbers of patients with implantable devices on a daily basis, cardiologists and electrophysiologists alike will appreciate the knowledge and experience shared by the authors of this book.

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David L. Hayes, MD, is Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and Internal Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and Mayo Foundation and Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Medical School, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, is Senior Associate Consultant and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

Paul J. Wang, MD is Professor of Medicine and Director of the Cardiac Arrhythmia Service and Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory at Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California, USA.

Jonathan D. Sackner-Bernstein, MD, is the Associate Chief of Cardiology and the Director of the Heart Failure Program at St. Lukes's - Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City; and an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, USA.

Margaret A. Lloyd received her B.A. from the University of Denver and her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Arizona. She is the author of ADOLESCENCE (Harper and Row, 1985). She has served as chair of the psychology departments at Suffolk University and Georgia Southern University and is the founding chair of the Council for Undergraduate Psychology Programs. She is a past president of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association), past executive director of the Society's Office of Teaching Resources in Psychology, and currently serves on the APA's Council of Representatives for the Society. She is emerita professor and chair of psychology at Georgia Southern University and a recipient of that institution's Award for Excellence for Contributions to Instruction.

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