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The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need / Edition 7
     

The Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need / Edition 7

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by Malcolm S. Thaler
 

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ISBN-10: 1451119054

ISBN-13: 9781451119053

Pub. Date: 05/02/2012

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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,

Overview

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.

  • Four-color design to make models, illustrations and tracings clearer
  • More questions for faculty test generator
  • Numerous new tracings
  • Expanded sections on subjects where new developments have made deeper understanding possible including atrial fibrillation, long QT syndrome, apical ballooning syndrome and more
  • 200 facsimiles of EKG strips
  • Clinical examples to help students get a sense of the clinical use of EKG
  • Numerous case studies
  • Online companion site with fully searchable text and image bank. Plus, an interactive question bank for students, EKG Image with explanation test bank and test generator for faculty

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781451119053
Publisher:
Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date:
05/02/2012
Edition description:
Seventh
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started1
Chapter 1The Basics9
Electricity and the Heart10
Time and Voltage17
P Waves, QRS Complexes, T Waves, and Some Straight Lines19
Naming the Straight Lines29
Summary: The Waves and Straight Lines of the EKG31
Making Waves32
The 12 Views of the Heart37
A Word About Vectors46
The Normal 12-Lead EKG47
Summary: Orientation of the Waves of the Normal EKG58
Coming Attractions60
Chapter 2Hypertrophy and Enlargement of the Heart61
Definitions62
Axis65
Summary: Axis72
Axis Deviation, Hypertrophy, and Enlargement75
Atrial Enlargement78
Summary: Atrial Enlargement81
Ventricular Hypertrophy82
Secondary Repolarization Abnormalities of Ventricular Hypertrophy88
Summary: Ventricular Hypertrophy90
Case 191
Case 292
Chapter 3Arrhythmias95
The Clinical Manifestations of Arrhythmias97
Why Arrhythmias Happen98
Rhythm Strips99
How To Determine the Heart Rate From the EKG102
The Four Basic Types of Arrhythmias106
Arrhythmias of Sinus Origin107
Ectopic Rhythms114
The Four Questions117
Ectopic Supraventricular Arrhythmias119
Summary: Supraventricular Arrhythmias130
Ectopic Ventricular Arrhythmias131
Summary: Ventricular Arrhythmias138
Summary: Rules of Malignancy for PVCs138
Supraventricular Versus Ventricular Arrhythmias139
Summary: Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Versus Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) With Aberrancy145
Programmed Electrical Stimulation146
Implantable Defibrillators147
Case 3150
Case 4152
Chapter 4Conduction Blocks155
What Is a Conduction Block?156
AV Blocks157
Summary: AV Block166
Bundle Branch Block167
Summary: Bundle Branch Block173
Hemiblocks174
Summary: Criteria for Hemiblock178
Combining Bundle Branch Blocks and Hemiblocks179
Summary: Criteria for Bifascicular Block179
The Ultimate in Playing With Blocks: Combining AV Blocks, Bundle Branch Blocks, and Hemiblocks182
Pacemakers184
Case 5188
Chapter 5Preexcitation Syndromes191
What Is Preexcitation?192
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome194
Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndrome195
Associated Arrhythmias196
Summary: Preexcitation200
Case 6201
Chapter 6Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction203
What Is a Myocardial Infarction?204
How to Diagnose a Myocardial Infarction205
Summary: The EKG Changes of an Evolving Myocardial Infarction217
Localizing the Infarct218
Non-Q Wave Myocardial Infarctions227
Angina229
Summary: The ST Segment in Cardiac Disease231
Limitations of the EKG in Diagnosing an Infarction232
Stress Testing233
Case 7238
Chapter 7Finishing Touches245
Electrolyte Disturbances247
Hypothermia251
Drugs252
Other Cardiac Disorders256
Pulmonary Disorders260
Central Nervous System Disease262
The Athlete's Heart263
Summary: Miscellaneous Conditions264
Case 8266
Chapter 8Putting It All Together269
The 11-Step Method for Reading EKGs272
Review Charts274
Chapter 9How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall?291
Practice EKG strips293
Subject Index305

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