A Practical Guide to Cardiac Pacing

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Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Jan 1, 2007 - Medical - 215 pages
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Now in its updated Sixth Edition, this highly popular book provides a practical introduction to the basic principles of cardiac pacing. It explains when and how to place temporary and permanent pacemakers, how to set rates and make adjustments, and how to monitor patients to ensure that the pacemaker is functioning properly. The complexities of cardiac electrophysiology are discussed in clinically relevant terms.

This edition includes current AHA/ACC guidelines on indications for pacing. Updated coverage reflects changes in biventricular pacing and telemetry and special concerns for patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators. A glossary and a conversion chart appendix are included.

 

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Contents

INDICATIONS FOR PACING
1
PACEMAKER TECHNOLOGY
22
PRINCIPLES OF PACEMAKERMYOCARDIAL INTERACTION
43
PROGRAMMABILITY AND SPECIALIZED CIRCUITS
58
TYPES OF PACEMAKERS AND THE HEMODYNAMICS OF PACING
73
DUALCHAMBER PACINGSPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
85
CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY
98
RATEMODULATED PACING
105
IMPLANTABLE CARDIOVERTER DEFIBRILLATOR AND ANTITACHYCARDIA PACING
112
PACEMAKER IMPLANTATION
133
FOLLOWUP OF THE PATIENT WHO HAS RECEIVED A PACEMAKER
157
Glossary
189
Valuable Resources
202
Conversion Formula
203
Index
205
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