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The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need / Edition 5
     

The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need / Edition 5

by Malcolm S. Thaler
 

ISBN-10: 0781773156

ISBN-13: 9780781773157

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Now in its updated Fifth Edition, this popular and practical text presents all the information clinicians need to use the EKG in everyday practice and interpret hypertrophy and enlargement, arrhythmias, conduction blocks, pre-excitation syndromes, and myocardial infarction. It is an ideal reference for medical students in ICM courses, house officers, or anyone

Overview

Now in its updated Fifth Edition, this popular and practical text presents all the information clinicians need to use the EKG in everyday practice and interpret hypertrophy and enlargement, arrhythmias, conduction blocks, pre-excitation syndromes, and myocardial infarction. It is an ideal reference for medical students in ICM courses, house officers, or anyone directly involved in patient care, whether student, teacher, or practitioner.

The book features more than 200 facsimiles of EKG strips and numerous case studies and clinical examples. This Fifth Edition includes updated information on pacemakers and myocardial infarction treatment and more practice EKGs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781773157
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Board Review Series
Edition description:
Fifth Edition
Pages:
342
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started

THE BASICS

Electricity and the Heart

Time and Voltage

P Waves, QRS Complexes, T Waves, and Some Straight Lines

Naming the Straight Lines

Summary: The Waves and Straight Lines of the EKG

Making Waves

The 12 Views of the Heart

A Word About Vectors

The Normal 12-Lead EKG

Summary: Orientation of the Waves of the Normal EKG

Coming Attractions

HYPERTROPHY AND ENLARGEMENT OF THE HEART

Definitions

Axis

Summary: Axis

Axis Deviation, Hypertrophy, and Enlargement

Atrial Enlargement

Summary: Atrial Enlargement

Ventricular Hypertrophy

Secondary Repolarization Abnormalities of Ventricular Hypertrophy

Summary: Ventricular Hypertrophy

Case 1

Case 2

ARRHYTHMIAS

The Clinical Manifestations of Arrhythmias

Why Arrhythmias Happen

Rhythm Strips

How to Determine the Heart Rate from the EKG

The Four Basic Types of Arrhythmias

Arrhythmias of Sinus Origin

Ectopic Rhythms

The Four Questions

Ectopic Supraventricular Arrhythmias

Summary: Supraventricular Arrhythmias

Ectopic Ventricular Arrhythmias

Summary: Ventricular Arrhythmias

Summary: Rules of Malignancy for PVCs

Supraventricular Versus Ventricular Arrhythmias

Summary: Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Versus Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) with Aberrancy

Programmed Electrical Stimulation

Implantable Defibrillators

Case 3

Case 4

CONDUCTION BLOCKS

What Is a Conduction Block?

AV Blocks

Summary: AV Block

Bundle Branch Block

Summary: Bundle Branch Block

Hemiblocks

Summary: Criteria for Hemiblock

Combining Bundle Branch Blocks and Hemiblocks

Summary: Criteria for Bifascicular Block

The Ultimate in Playing With Blocks: Combining AV Blocks, Bundle Branch Blocks, and Hemiblocks

Pacemakers

Case 5

PREEXCITATION SYNDROMES

What Is Preexcitation?

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndrome

Associated Arrhythmias

Summary: Preexcitation

Case 6

MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA AND INFARCTION

What Is a Myocardial Infarction?

How to Diagnose a Myocardial Infarction

Summary: The EKG Changes of an Evolving Myocardial Infarction

Localizing the Infarct

Non-Q Wave Myocardial Infarctions

Angina

Summary: The ST Segment in Cardiac Disease

Limitations of the EKG in Diagnosing an Infarction

Stress Testing

Case 7

FINISHING TOUCHES

Electrolyte Disturbances

Hypothermia

Drugs

Other Cardiac Disorders

Pulmonary Disorders

Central Nervous System Disease

The Athlete's Heart

Summary: Miscellaneous Conditions

Case 8

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER

The 11-Step Method for Reading EKGs

Review Charts

HOW DO YOU GET TO CARNEGIE HALL? PRACTICE, PRACTICE, PRACTICE!

Practice EKG Strips

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