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.
Ever since the first pacemaker implantation a little more than 50 years ago, the pacemaker has developed from a simple piece of technology into a multi-programmable device with hundreds or even thousands of programming combinations. In the United States, approximately 200,000 new patients have a pacemaker implanted every year, and the number is increasing, due to both the aging population and new indications. Care for these patients includes not only diagnosis and implantation of the pacemaker system but also periodic check-ups of the implanted system using technical measurements and clinically well-grounded programming to assure optimal treatment. In this book you will find information about: - How to program different parameters - What measurements should be performed, and how to use the results - How to interpret stored data - Strategies for follow-up - Troubleshooting Since the correct programming of the device may very well be the most important aspect of successful treatment, this book is intended to be a tool for both the beginner and the more experienced caregiver alike, to be read from the beginning to the end, or to be used as a reference when questions arise.
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.
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, 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.
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
A complete, how-to-do-it guide to planning, programming, implementing, and trouble-shooting todays pacemakers and other implantable cardiac devices Edited by a team of leading clinician-educators this is a practical, go-to reference for trainees and clinical staff who are new to or less experienced with the programming and management of implantable devices. It distills device best-practices into a single, quick-reference volume that focuses on essential tasks, common pitfalls, and likely complications. Each chapter follows a hands-on, how-to-do-it approach that helps readers quickly master even the most challenging device-related taskssuch as programming and how to respond confidently when complications arise. Todays pacemakers and other implantable EP devices are to earlier versions what smart phones are to rotary phones. They are not only smaller and more comfortable; they offer complex programming options that allow clinicians to adapt a device to individual patient requirements. As they continue to become smaller, smarter, and more adaptable, these devices also become more challenging for clinicians to set up, manage and monitor. This unique, quick-reference guide dramatically reduces the learning curve for mastering this essential technology by giving doctors and technicians the how-to information they need. Focuses on tasks clinicians perform, including pre-implementation, planning, programming, management, troubleshooting, and more Shows how expert clinicians achieve optimal outcomes in their own labs with real-world examples Features more than 300 images, including ECGs, X-ray and fluoroscopy, images from device interrogation, intracardiac electrograms, and color electoanatomical maps Provides eight videos on an accompanying website demonstrating key tasks and techniques Also available in an eBook version, enhanced with instructional videos, How-to Manual for Pacemaker and ICD Devices is an indispensable tool of the trade for electrophysiologists, fellows in electrophysiology, EP nurses, technical staff, and industry professionals.
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
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.
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.