Cardiac Pacemakers Step-by-Step: An Illustrated Guide
Over the years we have heard many complaints that there is no very simple book on cardiac pacing for real beginners. We have also heard that all the books on cardiac pacing are too complicated and impossible to understand by beginners. Many have voiced the hope that one day someone would write a book in the same style as Dubin’s book on basic electrocardiography which is a huge bestseller with well over a million sold in many languages. A ‘Dummy’ book on cardiac pacing would appeal to nurses, cardiology technicians, medical students and pacemaker companies for training their staff.
We started with the assumption that the reader would know the principles of electrocardiography as in Dubin’s book but nothing about cardiac pacing. We carefully studied the Dubin book and believe that we have improved his teaching method. The book consists of numbered illustrations each illustrating a concept in the form of a diagram drawn professionally. We have been careful to make the artwork simple for easy comprehension.
Each illustration will occupy a page and have several lines of text below it. We have already completed most of these. It is essential that there are all in color, this is a unique selling point.
The 3 authors have had vast experience in the field. Dr Barold has published 10 books on cardiac pacing and wrote the section on cardiac pacing in the 4th and 5th Edition of Braunwald’s book, Heat Disease."