Implantable Cardioverter - Defibrillators Step by Step: An Illustrated Guide

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John Wiley & Sons, Sep 7, 2011 - Medical - 440 pages
* A step-by-step look at a growing and difficult to understand area
* Covers important aspects of ICD therapy with full-page illustrations, accompanying text and representative ICD recordings
* An accompanying CD is also available
* Useful for all health care workers involved with ICD patients

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12 Supraventricular tachyarrhythmias
13 Ventricular arrhythmias
14 Causes of wide QRS tachycardia
15 Electrocardiographic diagnosis of ventricular tachycardia
21 The cardiac action potential and malfunction of ion channels
22 ICD therapy in specific diseases
101 Patient instructions at time of discharge
102 History and physical examination
103 Device interrogation
104 Hardware identification
106 Ventricular electrograms
108 How to read stored electrograms
109 Diagnostic data
1012 Automatic monitoring and audible alarms

32 Battery
33 Capacitors and capacitor charging
34 The highvoltage charging circuit
35 ICD leads
36 The ICD programmer
42 Defibrillation testing
44 Defibrillation threshold
52 Detection
62 Dualchamber SVTVT discriminators
63 Sustained rate duration
64 Sensitivity and specificity of an algorithm
71 Rhythm confirmation
72 Redetection
74 Cardioversion
75 Highenergy shocks
78 Atrial therapies
92 Leadrelated complications
93 Pocketrelated complications
94 Generatorrelated complications
95 Inappropriate delivery of therapy
97 Unsuccessful shock therapy
98 Proarrhythmia
99 Electrical storm
910 Psychological problems
1013 Emergency situations and magnet application
1014 Turning off the ICD
112 Diagnosing the cause of shocks
113 Oversensing
114 Electromagnetic interference
122 CRT in patients with a narrow QRS complex
123 Impact of CRT
124 Percentage of biventricular pacing
126 What is a CRT responder?
127 Complications of CRT implantation
128 Programming of CRT devices
129 ECG patterns recorded during LV pacing from the coronary venous system
1210 ECG patterns and followup of CRT
1211 Anodal stimulation in biventricular pacemakers
1212 ECG of biventricular pacemakers with varying VV intervals
1213 Upper rate response of biventricular pacemakers
1214 Programming the upper rate
1215 Atrial fibrillation
1217 Programming the optimal AV delay
1218 Intraatrial and interatrial conduction delay
1219 Programming the interventricular VV interval
1220 Semiautomatic optimization of AV and VV intervals
1221 Congestive heart failure after CRT
1222 Ventricular proarrhythmia after CRT
132 Ventricular arrhythmia and sudden cardiac death related to specific pathology
142 Recommendations for cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with severe systolic heart failure

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Roland X. Stroobandt, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Heart Center, University Hospital Ghent, Belgium; Department of Cardiology, A.Z. Damiaan Hospital, Ostend, Belgium

S. Serge Barold, MD, FRACP, FACP, FACC, FESC, FHRS, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of South Florida Cardiology Division, Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, Florida, USA

Alfons F. Sinnaeve, Ing, MSc, Professor Emeritus of Electronic Engineering, Technical University KHBO, Department of Electronics, Ostend, Belgium

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