Basic Arrhythmias / Edition 7

Basic Arrhythmias / Edition 7

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by Gail Walraven
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0135002389

ISBN-13: 9780135002384

Pub. Date: 07/07/2010

Publisher: Pearson

This classic, best-selling book has been completely updated and revised to reflect the latest knowledge in the field! Basic Arrhythmias, Sevent Edition covers all the basics of arrhythmia interpretation and includes appendices on Clinical Implications, Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology, 12 Lead Electrocardiography, Basic 12 Lead Interpretation, and Pathophysiology of

Overview

This classic, best-selling book has been completely updated and revised to reflect the latest knowledge in the field! Basic Arrhythmias, Sevent Edition covers all the basics of arrhythmia interpretation and includes appendices on Clinical Implications, Cardiac Anatomy and Physiology, 12 Lead Electrocardiography, Basic 12 Lead Interpretation, and Pathophysiology of Arrhythmias. The author takes great care in presenting a difficult topic in an easy manner with a building block approach. Some features to this updated edition include:

  • Over 600 practice strips included in the book.

  • Covers Clinical Implications, Cardiac Anatomy & Physiology, 12 Lead Electrocardiography, Basic 12 Lead Interpretation, and Pacemakers, now includes a new section on Pathophysiology of Arrhythmias.

  • Full color texts, along with full color, tear-out flash cards for learning practice.

  • Flexible, self-instructional format allows for self-paced or classroom learning.

  • Key points and self-tests in every chapter for quick review and self-evaluation.

  • “Final Challenge” self-test at the end of book helps students evaluate their comprehension of material.

  • Clearly written, well-organized, and easy to understand.

This is a perfect resource for any practicing health care professionals who need to learn or review basic EKG or arrhythmia concepts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780135002384
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
07/07/2010
Series:
EKG Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
65,619
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.70(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Directionsxiii
Chapter 1Electrophysiology1
Self-Instructional Unit
Electrical vs. Mechanical Function2
Sodium Pump3
Polarization, Depolarization4
Conduction System5
Inherent Rates7
Irritability, Escape8
Nervous System Influence9
Key Points12
Self-Test13
Chapter 2Waves and Measurements17
Self-Instructional Unit
Introduction18
Electrodes18
Rule of Electrical Flow19
Monitoring Leads20
Graph Paper21
Voltage Measurements22
Time Measurements22
Cardiac Cycle23
Waves, Intervals, Segments24
P Wave and PRI25
QRS Complex26
ST Segment and T Wave28
Measurements28
Practice29
Artifact, Interference29
Refractory Periods29
Key Points33
Self-Test34
Practice Strips (Part I)38
Practice Strips (Part II)40
Chapter 3Analyzing EKG Rhythm Strips47
Self-Instructional Unit
Analysis Format48
Regularity49
Rate51
P Wave53
PR Intervals and QRS Complexes54
Role of the AV Node55
Ventricular vs. Supraventricular56
Key Points58
Self-Test59
Practice Strips (Part I)62
Practice Strips (Part II)64
Chapter 4Sinus Rhythms71
Self-Instructional Unit
Introduction72
Normal Sinus Rhythm72
Sinus Bradycardia74
Sinus Tachycardia76
Sinus Arrhythmia76
Review78
Key Points80
Self-Test81
Practice Strips84
Chapter 5Atrial Rhythms99
Self-Instructional Unit
Atrial Rhythms100
Wandering Pacemaker100
Ectopics101
Premature Atrial Contraction102
Atrial Tachycardia105
Atrial Flutter106
Atrial Fibrillation109
Key Points112
Self-Test113
Practice Strips117
Chapter 6Junctional Rhythms147
Self-Instructional Unit
Junctional Pacemaker148
Junctional P Wave150
Premature Junctional Contraction152
Junctional Escape Rhythm154
Junctional Tachycardia155
Accelerated Junctional Rhythm156
Supraventricular Tachycardia159
Key Points161
Self-Test162
Practice Strips166
Chapter 7Heart Blocks187
Self-Instructional Unit
Conduction Through the AV Node188
Heart Blocks188
First Degree Heart Block190
Second Degree Heart Blocks191
Type II Second Degree Heart Block193
Wenckebach (Type I Second Degree Heart Block)196
Third Degree Heart Block (Complete Heart Block)199
Key Points205
Self-Test206
Practice Strips210
Chapter 8Ventricular Rhythms231
Self-Instructional Unit
Ventricular Rhythms232
Premature Ventricular Contraction (PVC)233
Unifocal vs. Multifocal236
R on T Phenomenon237
Runs and Couplets238
Grouped Beating239
Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)241
Ventricular Fibrillation243
Idioventricular Rhythm245
Asystole247
Key Points249
Self-Test251
Practice Strips257
Chapter 9Practice Makes Perfect297
Introduction297
Introduction297
Practice Strips299
Chapter 10Final Challenge425
Introduction425
Introduction425
Self-Test426
Appendix ACardiac Anatomy and Physiology477
Appendix BPathophysiology and Clinical Implications of Arrhythmias485
Appendix C12-Lead Electrocardiography491
Appendix DBasic 12-Lead Interpretation505
Appendix EPacemakers539
Appendix FAnswer Key551
Practice Strips for Chapter 2553
Practice Strips for Chapter 3558
Practice Strips for Chapter 4560
Practice Strips for Chapter 5564
Practice Strips for Chapter 6572
Practice Strips for Chapter 7578
Practice Strips for Chapter 8584
Practice Strips for Chapter 9594
Self-Test Chapter 10627
Glossary641
Index of Practice Strips by Rhythm Names651
Index661
Flash Cards667

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