Small Animal ECGs: An Introductory Guide [NOOK Book]

Overview

This book provides all the information that veterinarians need when using electrocardiography techniques for the first time. It is aimed squarely at the beginner, and is designed specifically for ease of use. It includes not only ECG tracings, but also clear and simple explanatory diagrams that accompany the text.


• Written by a Recognised Specialist in Veterinary ...

See more details below
Small Animal ECGs: An Introductory Guide

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac
  • NOOK for Web

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook - 2nd Edition)
$39.49
BN.com price
(Save 42%)$68.99 List Price
Note: This NOOK Book can be purchased in bulk. Please email us for more information.

Overview

This book provides all the information that veterinarians need when using electrocardiography techniques for the first time. It is aimed squarely at the beginner, and is designed specifically for ease of use. It includes not only ECG tracings, but also clear and simple explanatory diagrams that accompany the text.


• Written by a Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology
• New chapters on the management and treatment of arrhythmias and on choosing an ECG recorder
• Suitable for all veterinary professionals, including practitioners, veterinary students, nurses and technicians

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"An excellent book.... extremely readable, well organised and illustrated with a large number of diagrams and ECG traces. There is certainly information suitable for beginners, but the more advanced reader is also likely to find something of value. I think it would prove a useful addition to any practice bookshelf and be read by veterinary nurses, students and vets alike." - Veterinary Times
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118690925
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/30/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 136
  • File size: 14 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Mike Martin holds the Diploma in Veterinary Cardiology and is RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Cardiology. He runs his own specialist referral practice, the Veterinary Cardiorespiratory Centre, in Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Preface To Second Edition.

Preface To First Edition.

About The Author.

Acknowledgements.

Part I: Understanding The Electricity Of The Heart And How It Produces An ECG Complex.

1. What Is An ECG?.

2. The Electricity Of The Heart.

Formation Of The Normal P-QRS-T Complex.

Nomenclature Of The QRS Complex.

3. Rhythms Of Sinus Origin.

Sinus Rhythm.

Sinus Arrhythmia.

Sinus Tachycardia.

Sinus Bradycardia.

Part II: Abnormal Electricity Of The Heart.

4. Recognising And Understanding Ectopia.

First Identify The Morphology Of The Normal QRS Complex.

The Morphology Of An Ectopic Ventricular Depolarisation.

The Morphology Of An Ectopic Supraventricular Depolarisation.

5. Arrhythmias Associated With Ectopia.

Ventricular Premature Complexes.

Supraventricular Premature Complexes.

Escape Rhythms.

AV Dissociation.

Fibrillation.

6. Abnormalities In The Conduction System.

Sinus Arrest And Block.

Sick Sinus Syndrome.

Atrial Standstill.

Heart Block.

7. Changes In The P-QRS-T Morphology.

Wandering Pacemaker.

Changes Associated With Chamber Enlargement.

Left Atrial Enlargement.

Right Atrial Enlargement.

Left Ventricular Enlargement.

Right Ventricular Enlargement.

Abnormal Mean Electrical Axis (MEA).

Low-Voltage QRS Complexes.

Electrical Alternans.

Notching In The R Wave.

Q-T Interval Abnormalities.

S-T Segment Abnormalities.

Abnormalities Of The T Wave.

Hyperkalaemia.

Part III: More Advanced Electrocardiography.

8. Understanding The ECG Limb Lead Systems.

The Six ECG Limb Leads.

9. Mean Electrical Axis Explained.

How To Calculate The Mean Electrical Axis.

10. Intraventricular Conduction Defects.

Right Bundle Branch Block.

Left Bundle Branch Block.

Left Anterior Fascicular Block.

Intermittent Ventricular Aberrancy.

11. Some Additional Arrhythmias.

Ventricular Pre-Excitation.

Atrial Flutter.

Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm.

Part IV: Management And Treatment Of Arrhythmias.

12. Management Of Arrhythmias.

Does The Arrhythmia Suggest The Presence Of An Underlying Condition?.

Is The Arrhythmia Of Primary Clinical Significance?.

13. Treatment Of Arrhythmias.

Bradyarrhythmias.

Tachyarrhythmias.

14. Pacemakers.

Indications.

Contraindications.

Disadvantages.

Complications.

Prior Diagnostics.

Equipment.

Types Of Permanent Pacemakers.

Techniques Of Implantation.

Pacemaker Follow-Up.

Hazards.

Part V: Recording And Interpreting ECGs.

15. Approach To The Interpretation Of The ECG Recording.

To Calculate The Heart Rate (Given As Beats Per Minute).

Determine The Rhythm.

Measure The Complex Amplitudes And Intervals.

16. Artifacts.

Electrical Interference.

Muscle Tremor Artifact.

Movement Artifact.

Incorrectly Placed Electrodes.

17. Recording An ECG.

The Connectors (Electrodes).

Making The Connection.

Where To Place The Electrodes.

Isolating The Electrodes.

How To Position The ECG Cables.

Positioning The Animal.

Setting Up And Preparing The ECG Machine.

Recording An ECG - A Suggested Routine.

18. Choosing An ECG Recorder.

Quality.

Continuous Recording.

Ease Of Use.

Automatic Labelling.

Automatic Vs. Manual Recording Mode.

Interpretative Software.

Multichannel Vs. Single Channel.

Precordial Chest Leads.

Calibration Settings.

Automatic Centring Vs. Manual Control.

Internal Battery.

Jack Plug Lead Fitting.

Monitor Screen.

Thermal Paper Vs. Ink Paper.

New Vs. Second Hand.

Summary Of Features To Look For In An ECG Recorder.

Further Reading.

Index

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 4 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(4)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2015

    Flora IcyRose

    Looked at Dancing and went over and danced, making Mira come out.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2014

    Emperor spookyspirit

    Pads in and to dancing arcticstar

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 21, 2014

    Dancing Arcticstar

    Dances near the fire. "OW HOT OW OW HOT HOT HOT OW"

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2014

    Welcome to Sapiea Forest!

    Where if four dance around the fire the spirit of Mira will apper out of the fire and has slides and a movie theater too. This is my favorite plce~Sparkle Magicmoon

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing all of 4 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)