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From the Publisher“Written by an acknowledged authority in this field, the book meets its goal of serving as a reference for cardiac resynchronization therapy.”
The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
By Tom Kenny, RN
Vice President, Clinical Education and Training, St. Jude Medical, Austin, TX, USA
Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an exciting new option for a growing number of heart failure patients, but CRT systems present special challenges to clinicians, even those accustomed to working with pacemakers. Now, Tom Kenny demystifies the field in this timely, easy-to-understand paperback.
The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy concentrates on the practical aspects of how these devices work and how to follow the growing number of patients who are using them to fight heart failure. Designed specifically for the non-specialist, the book explains how the device works, how and why CRT-paced ECGs look different, and how to test for proper function of a CRT system. It also includes a systematic (numbered sequence) guide to follow-up that you can use in the clinic.
This practical reference offers:
Both practicing and prospective clinicians will find CRT much less daunting when The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy is close at hand.
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.
25 A Systematic Guide to CRT Follow-Up.