What Is a Pacemaker?

What Is a Pacemaker?

Author: Jeffrey L. Williams, Dr.

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1481916602

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 148

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The fastest growing population segment in the United States, seniors commonly undergo pacemaker implantation. Although doctors' offices typically provide short pamphlets on pacemaker implantation, there is rarely any comprehensive yet understandable reference material for the patients to obtain…until now. Explaining the “what, why, and how” of pacemaker implantation, this invaluable new guide provides an in-depth summary of pacemakers, from the initial patient evaluation and device implantation to the issues that could potentially arise during a long-term follow up. Expertly designed to educate patients under evaluation for a pacemaker, the guide also features a comprehensive section on complications that is extremely valuable for a primary care provider's knowledge base. By thoroughly summarizing the most important issues that patients and their families encounter during the pacemaker implantation process, this wonderful book is an invaluable priceless educational guide designed specifically with the most important audience in mind…the patients.What is a Pacemaker? A Cardiologist's Guide for Patients and Care Providers is a complete reference tool for patients who are undergoing, or have undergone, pacemaker implantation. From doctor selection to long-term care issues, this informative guide by Dr. Jeffrey L. Williams covers everything from A to Z. Easy to read, wonderfully exceptionally organized, and extraordinarily helpful, this priceless resource should be read by pacemaker patients everywhere.The first book of its kind dedicated exclusively to pacemaker patients and their care providers, What is a Pacemaker? provides the same references and knowledge that cardiologists use but at a level more easily digestible for patients, their families, and their primary care providers. Packed from cover to cover with valuable information, this practical guide presents the perfect reference material for anyone whose life has been touched by pacemakers. Williams is board-certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease, and clinical cardiac electrophysiology, and is currently medical director of electrophysiology at The Good Samaritan Hospital. He double majored in biomedical and electrical engineering at Vanderbilt University and then went on to obtain his master's degree in bioengineering from the University of Pittsburgh, where he was awarded a Keck Fellowship for graduate school. Earning his medical degree from Drexel University in Philadelphia, he then went on to complete five years of fellowship training in both cardiovascular diseases and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Possessing extensive knowledge and a unique background in both engineering and cardiology, Williams has earned numerous accolades within the academic and clinical settings, including awards from both the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Williams directs the only community-hospital based Heart Rhythm Center in the U.S. to publish outcomes for pacemaker and defibrillator implantations.“Numerous books have been published about pacemakers since they were introduced in the 1950's but they've all been addressed to the same audience: health care professionals. This book by Williams, which is directed to patients and their families, answers in a clear and concise way all questions surrounding pacemaker implantations: the before, the during, and the after. A must read for anyone who's been prescribed pacemaker therapy…”- Samir Saba, MD, FACC, FHRS, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Associate Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor in Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers and Defibrillators

Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers and Defibrillators

Author: Anthony W C Chow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781405172578

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 623

Pacing and ICDs are used increasingly in the management of arrhythmias and a number of different cardiac conditions. Specialists, general cardiologists and general physicians are now closely involved in managing patients with these devices. Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers and Defibrillators: All you wanted to know is written by leading specialists from the UK and USA and is designed for all physicians looking for a clear and comprehensive introduction to the principles and functions of these devices. The focus of this book has been on the indications for these devices and continuing patient management for the generalist and those in training – including complications and troubleshooting that arise peri- and post-implantation. Not only does Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers and Defibrillators provide a sound introduction to the subject, in the later chapters it goes beyond the basics, introducing more advanced techniques such as lead extraction. It can be used both for those in training and for those with direct patient care responsibilities. With its up to date, evidence-based approach and inclusion of the latest AHA guidelines on pacing, this is an ideal guide to a major aspect of modern cardiac management.

The Pacemaker Clinic of the 90’s

The Pacemaker Clinic of the 90’s

Author: N.M. van Hemel

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401103473

Category: Medical

Page: 270

View: 533

Since the first pacemaker implantation in October 1958 by Senning and Elmqvist in Sweden, cardiac pacing for bradycardia has become a well-established therapy. The impressive growth of clinical experience and the rapid development of pacemaker devices have greatly contributed to this situation. The electrical therapy appears to be so easy that insertion of the lead and its connection to the pacemaker generator requires little effort, skill or insight. However, after implantation a patient's condition seldom remains stable, which requires a flexible pacing program to cover all new cardiac events, and broad insight from clinician and technical colleagues. The Pacemaker Clinic of the 90's teaches anatomical and electrophysiological aspects of pacing, supports the prevention of complications, and points to new developments in the field. Apart from classical indications for cardiac pacing, the book discusses the validity of the latest indications, supporting the cardiologist and the associated professional in selecting the appropriate pacing mode and pacemaker follow-up in individual patients. The Pacemaker Clinic of the 90's will be a helpful companion for years to come.

Pediatric Cardiology for Practitioners

Pediatric Cardiology for Practitioners

Author: Myung Kun Park

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323046367

Category: HEALTH & FITNESS

Page: 680

View: 954

Park's Pediatric Cardiology for Practitioners is the essential medical reference book for the ever-changing field of pediatric cardiology. Comprehensive in its content, it provides the practical guidance you need to diagnose and manage children with congenital and acquired heart disease. From history and physical examination through preventative treatment and the management of special problems, the fully revised 6th edition incorporates all of the latest concepts in cardiology, distilled in a way that is understandable to pediatricians, family practitioners, NPs, and PAs alike. "[...]a concise reference book [...]Students and clinician practicing Pediatric cardiology will continue to find Park's Pediatric Cardiology book to be easy to read and refer for the precise information readily." Reviewed by: BACCH Newsletter Date: March 2015 Apply the latest knowledge and methods with coverage of surgical techniques in pediatric cardiology, the application of interventional non-surgical techniques, blood pressure standards, and cardiac arrhythmia treatments. Easily grasp the latest techniques with helpful line drawings throughout. Select the best approaches for your patients with extensive coverage of special problems, including congestive heart failure and syncope. Take advantage of the most recent diagnostic and therapeutic advances in pediatric cardiology. Every topic and chapter has been revised and updated to reflect the latest medical and surgical treatments for all congenital and acquired heart diseases. New surgical approaches, including hybrid procedures, have been updated. A special focus has been placed on noninvasive imaging techniques, normative blood pressure standards, suggested approaches to pediatric hypertension, detection and management of lipid abnormalities as recommended by the Expert Panel, pediatric arrhythmias (including long QT syndrome), and much more. Access the full text online at Expert Consult.

Simplified Interpretation of Pacemaker ECGs

Simplified Interpretation of Pacemaker ECGs

Author: Aaron B. Hesselson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470695234

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 666

The advances in technology surrounding pacemakers has led to an inevitable increase in the complexity of ECG interpretation of pacemaker-generated rhythms. Simplified Interpretation of Pacemaker ECGs offers a step-by-step description of pacemaker ECG interpretations. An invaluable resource for cardiologists, residents, house officers, general clinicians, and nurse practitioners, this text includes: a step-by-step description of pacemaker ECG interpretations a brief refresher course on basic ECG interpretation with an overview of the conduction system of the heart a review of the hardware associated with pacing an explanation and discussion of the sensing and pacing function coverage of the most common pacing modalities and unusual pacing situations a series of case studies that bring together all of the information learned and provide the reader with a self-assessment of topics to review ECGs, charts, and illustrations

Cardiac Pacing and ICDs

Cardiac Pacing and ICDs

Author: Kenneth A. Ellenbogen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444356595

Category: Medical

Page: 568

View: 805

This fifth edition of Cardiac Pacing and ICDs continues to be an invaluable and accessible clinical reference guide for cardiologists, electrophysiologists, surgeons, fellows, residents, nurses, PAs, and technicians. Fully revised and updated, this popular text offers expanded information on ICDs and CRT devices, with more focused bibliographies, enhanced figures and additional examples and tables, ensuring that this book is even better than the last edition. As with the previous edition, the chapters are organized in the sequence of the evaluation of an actual patient, making it an effective and practical guide. Features include: Updated information on ICDs and CRT devices New authors with up-to-date perspectives on device management Updated information based on new AHA/ACC and HRS guidelines Many completely new and updated chapters and illustrations New tables and flow charts to emphasize key concepts

the essentials in cardiac pacing

the essentials in cardiac pacing

Author: G. Fontaine

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400997363

Category: Medical

Page: 80

View: 931

The classic medical textbook tends to be overly technical, excessively detailed, profusely referenced, and the antithesis of enjoyable reading. With the expectation of many hours of hard work, I lvas unprepared for the pleasure that lay ahead. This book is what we in the United States call a « sleeper ». Without pomp or solemnity it captures you with a light-hearted style that subtly belies its sophistication. The authors have indeed mastered the art of simplicity, combining profound knowledge with an airy format, to a degree that is hard to emulate. All the salient features o. fpacing are presented here, from history and pathology to complications and long-range follow-up. Perhaps it is a mark of excellence, rather than a confession of my personal ignorance, to say that there is scarcely a section that did not provide me with a new bit of information or a new insight. Permanent pacing o. f the heart is so common nowadays, at least in the more affluent sections 0. 1' the world, that almost every person must know of someone with an implanted pacemaker. In the United States, where there are more than 100, 000 new implants each year, almost every sizeable hospital has a pacemaker implantation service and almost every physician in a related field is interested in doing this surgery. All that should really be required is that the surgeon make himself an expert.

The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Pacing

The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Pacing

Author: Tom Kenny

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119581116

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 219

While there are many excellent pacing and defibrillation books, they are nearly all written by physicians for physicians. The second edition of the successful The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Pacing has been thoroughly updated, reflecting the new challenges, issues, and devices that clinicians deal with. Written specifically for non-cardiologists in a lively, intelligent and easy to follow style, it emphasizes real-life clinical practice and practical tips, including illustrations from actual clinical settings. Each chapter concludes with a checklist of key points from each subject ("Nuts and Bolts"). New features to the second edition include: updated terminology and images reflecting new software developments information on new innovations and advanced features, such as ventricular intrinsic preference and AF suppression new features on the automatic atrial capture test and follow-up features new chapter covering clinical studies on the possible dangers of excessive RV pacing Building layer by layer on the fundamental principles and concluding with advanced concepts, The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Pacing is intended for a novice to appreciate overall concepts and for a seasoned veteran to turn to answer a specific question. This book offers practical, reliable and objective information on cardiac devices – it's easy to pick up, find what you need, and put down.

Cardiology Secrets E-Book

Cardiology Secrets E-Book

Author: Glenn N. Levine

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781455748747

Category: Medical

Page: 497

View: 756

Get quick answers to the most important clinical questions with Cardiology Secrets! Using the popular and trusted Secret Series® Q&A format, this easy-to-read cardiology book provides rapid access to the practical, "in-the-trenches" know-how you need to succeed both in practice, and on cardiology board and recertification exams. Get the evidence-based guidance you need to provide optimal care for your patients with cardiac heart diseases. Explore effective solutions to a full range of clinical issues including the general examination, diagnostic procedures, arrhythmias, symptoms and disease states, valvular heart disease, cardiovascular pharmacology, and other medical conditions with associated cardiac involvement. Zero in on key information with bulleted lists, mnemonics, practical tips from the leading cardiologists, and "Key Points" boxes that provide a concise overview of important board-relevant content. Review essential material efficiently with the "Top 100 Secrets in Cardiology" – perfect for last-minute study or self-assessment. Apply all the latest advances in clinical cardiology techniques, technology, and pharmacology. Access the complete text and illustrations online at Expert Consult, fully searchable.

Boston Colloquium on Cardiac Pacing

Boston Colloquium on Cardiac Pacing

Author: J.W. Harthorne

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401011006

Category: Medical

Page: 182

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On Friday, the 8th of October 1976, a one day Symposium on Cardiac Pacing, supported by an educational grant from Vitatron Medical, was held at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts. The intent of the Organizing Committee was to provide a concentrated overview of various aspects of cardiac pacemaker technology ranging from historical aspects, indications, electrode design, energy sources, engineering concepts, detection of malfunction and fol lowup of implanted systems. A look into future trends was also emphasized. The audience consisted of physicians from all parts of the United States with a special interest in pacemaker systems. Their comments, questions, and description of their own experiences, which arose during the discussion period at the end of the program, extended the breadth of the information provided. J . WARREN HARTHORNE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The editors of this Colloquium on Cardiac Pacing (J. W. H. and H. J. Th. T. ) ac knowledge the patient understanding and support of their wives, Christa and lise through the long hours at night and weekends during which these proceedings were made ready for publication. A special note of appreciation is extended to Dr. Harthorne's secretary, Miss Stephanie Ann Murray, who transcribed the original tape-recorded presentations and typed and retyped the many corrected versions thereafter - all done without complaint and with ultimate good humor. CONTENTS Foreword . 5 J. WARREN HARTHORNE, M. D. Contributors . 9 Early History of Cardiac Pacing. II HILBERT J. TH. THALEN, M. D.