Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach

Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach

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by David L. Hayes
     
 

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This text provides practical clinical information to anyone interested in cardiac pacing and defibrillation.

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… See more details below

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This text provides practical clinical information to anyone interested in cardiac pacing and defibrillation.

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 is meant to help the reader understand the technical capabilities of pacemakers and ICDs, and 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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Editorial Reviews

Robert J. Hariman
This book, written by three experts from Mayo Clinic, describes their approach in managing patients with permanent pacemakers and automatic implantable cardioverter/defibrillator (AICD). The authors would like this book to be used as a practical reference for clinicians dealing with patients who have pacemakers or AICDs. This book is very useful for cardiac electrophysiologists and nurses managing pacemaker and AICD patients. Many important aspects of permanent pacemakers and AICDs are covered, spanning from the basic foundation of pacing and defibrillation, to implantation techniques of these devices, to the follow up. The book contains informative pictures and diagrams that make it easy to understand. This is a well written book by experts in pacing and defibrillation that may serve as a day-to-day reference for clinicians and nurses dealing with patients with permanent pacemakers and AICDs.
Booknews
The three authors, all affiliated with the Mayo Clinic, provide practical methods for understanding and caring for patients with permanent pacemakers and ICDs. They present a logical progression from descriptions of device indications to their selection, to device implantation and subsequent management, with sections on troubleshooting, complications, and follow-up. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Marc N. Saad, B.S., M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book does an excellent job of explaining the basics of managing permanent pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices.
Purpose: It offers the clinical knowledge needed to manage patients with these devices.
Audience: The intended audience includes caregivers (students, nurses, physicians, and midlevel providers) who are getting acquainted with these devices. The book is particularly well suited for those beginning cardiology fellowship training and with further experience.
Features: Chapters cover device and lead selection, potential complications, programming, and troubleshooting. Excellent figures, pictures, and tables throughout the book help readers better understand the material.
Assessment: The authors are experts in the field of electrophysiology device therapy. The second edition is well timed, offering the knowledge needed to make decisions regarding electrophysiology device management.
From the Publisher
“This book does an excellent job of explaining the basics of managing permanent pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices.” (Doody's, April 2009)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781118483954
Publisher:
Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/08/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
680
Sales rank:
824,992
File size:
69 MB
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“This book does an excellent job of explaining the basics of managing permanent pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs), and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices.” (Doody's, April 2009)

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