The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Pacing / Edition 2

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While there are many excellent pacing and defibrillation books, they are nearly all written by physicians for physicians. The second edition of the successful The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Pacing has been thoroughly updated, reflecting the new challenges, issues, and devices that clinicians deal with. Written specifically for non-cardiologists in a lively, intelligent and easy to follow style, it emphasizes real-life clinical practice and practical tips, including illustrations from actual clinical settings. Each chapter concludes with a checklist of key points from each subject ("Nuts and Bolts").

New features to the second edition include:

  • updated terminology and images reflecting new software developments
  • information on new innovations and advanced features, such as ventricular intrinsic preference and AF suppression
  • new features on the automatic atrial capture test and follow-up features
  • new chapter covering clinical studies on the possible dangers of excessive RV pacing

Building layer by layer on the fundamental principles and concluding with advanced concepts, The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Pacing is intended for a novice to appreciate overall concepts and for a seasoned veteran to turn to answer a specific question.

This book offers practical, reliable and objective information on cardiac devices – it's easy to pick up, find what you need, and put down.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The book is clearly laid out and well written. The text is divided into digestible chapters-ranging from indications to more complex aspects such as troubleshooting and sensitivity. The illustrations are of excellent quality and supplement the text well.

I recommend this text to any health professionals who wish to increase their knowledge on cardiac pacing.” - British Journal of Cardiac Nursing - June 2007

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Karen S Yehle, PhD, MS, RN (Purdue University School of Nursing)
Description: This book provides the background and basics of single and dual-chamber pacing as well as the diagnostics and troubleshooting of cardiac pacing. Each chapter includes citations for further reading and a box with chapter highlights.
Purpose: Although there is no preface, the introduction to the book states the purpose is to provide the cardiac pacing nonexpert with useful and thorough information about cardiac pacing. The purpose is fulfilled as it is written in a manner that builds upon a basic foundation and advances to more complex topics.
Audience: The book is written for the novice or newcomer to cardiac pacing, rather than an expert or experienced practitioner who works with pacemakers on a regular basis. It would be challenging to comprehend the material for a reader who did not have a cardiovascular background and experience in ECG interpretation.
Features: Topics addressed include implantable device codes, techniques used for implantation, and both single and dual-chamber pacing. A chapter on the history of pacing is quite interesting and gives readers a perspective on the advances in this area. The glossary and the index are easy to use and comprehensive. It is unclear if the listed readings are the only sources the author used to write the book. The summary box at the end of each chapter is very helpful for the casual reader who does not choose to read the entire chapter.
Assessment: This book is very useful, especially to novices in cardiac pacing, and it is written at an appropriate level. It is also easy to understand and provides readers (nonexpert) with sufficient detail and enough depth to form a foundation for the specialty area of cardiac pacing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405184038
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/16/2008
  • Series: Nuts and Bolts Series , #1
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 184
  • Sales rank: 420,860
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Tom Kenny
Vice President Clinical Education & Training
St. Jude Medical
Austin, TX

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Table of Contents


1 The healthy heart.

2 The conduction system.

3 Indications for pacing.

4 The history of pacing.

5 Implantable device codes.

6 Pacemaker technology.

7 Lead technology.

8 Implant techniques.

9 Single-chamber pacing.

10 Dual-chamber pacing.

11 Basic paced ECG interpretation.

12 Rate-responsive pacing.

13 Special features.

14 Systematic follow-up.

15 Troubleshooting and diagnostics.

16 Advanced features.

17 Clinical trials on pacing.

Appendix: A short guide to systematic pacemaker.




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