The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy / Edition 1

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A practical, reliable and systematic approach to CRT for non-cardiologistsBuilds on Tom Kenny's previous two books, The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Pacing (June 2005) and The Nuts and Bolts of ICD Therapy (November 2005) Emphasizes real-life clinical practice and practical tips Each chapter ends with a checklist of "Nuts and Bolts" (key points on each subject) A lively, intelligent and accessible style Clear and practical illustrations from real clinical settings Starting with the basics, this book builds on fundamental principles and concludes with advanced concepts Starting with the basics, this book builds on fundamental principles and concludes with advanced concepts. Clear and practical illustrations are included from real clinical settings.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Written by an acknowledged authority in this field, the book meets its goal of serving as a reference for cardiac resynchronization therapy.”
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Reviewer: Rishi G Anand, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This book masterfully explains cardiac resynchronization therapy in a manner that is easy to understand for healthcare practitioners unfamiliar with this new heart failure therapy. Through numerous high quality illustrations, fluoroscopic images, and anatomic drawings the author successfully demystifies cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT).
Purpose: This is intended to teach the practitioner how to program and troubleshoot CRT devices in an easy to understand reference.
Audience: This will be of interest to physicians in training, electrophysiologists, heart failure specialists, and other providers that care for the heart failure patient.
Features: The book explains, in a stepwise fashion, how the CRT device operates, the indications for the device, the basics of defibrillation threshold testing, and how to solve common problems encountered with CRT device therapy. This book distinguishes itself from other similar books by including a basic and advanced chapter on interpreting CRT-paced electrocardiograms. Additionally, each chapter has a quick reference summary box which highlights the salient learning points. Finally, there is a useful glossary at the end of the text which facilitates better comprehension of terminology specific to CRT devices.
Assessment: Written by an acknowledged authority in this field, the book meets its goal of serving as a reference for cardiac resynchronization therapy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405153720
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/15/2007
  • Series: Nuts and Bolts Series , #2
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 226
  • Sales rank: 1,214,766
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas P. Kenny, author of The Nuts & Bolts of Cardiac Pacing and The Nuts and Bolts of ICDs, is the author on this book. In fact, this book evolves from his many years teaching device therapy to clinicians. Tom was on the forefront of training and educational efforts for CRT devices as the systems were first pioneered. He is Vice President of Education for St. Jude Medical, a leader in cardiac rhythm management devices.

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Table of Contents


1 Understanding Heart Failure.

2 Cardiovascular Anatomy of the Healthy Heart.

3 Cardiac Physiology and Heart Failure.

4 Causes of Heart Failure.

5 The Neurohormonal Model of Heart Failure.

6 An Overview of Heart Failure Drugs.

7 Ventricular Dyssynchrony.

8 Arrhythmias in Heart Failure Patients.

9 Indications for CRT.

10 Types of CRT Systems.

11 Implant Procedures.

12 Basic Programming.

13 Advanced Programming.

14 Basic ECG Interpretation for CRT Systems.

15 CRT System Optimization.

16 Troubleshooting the Non-Responder.

17 Defibrillation Basics.

18 Advanced Defibrillation Functions.

19 Advanced CRT ECG Analysis.

20 DFT Management in CRT-D Patients.

21 Atrial Fibrillation.

22 CRT in Post-AV Nodal Ablation Patients.

23 Special CRT Device Features.

24 Diagnostics.

25 A Systematic Guide to CRT Follow-Up.

26 Troubleshooting.



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