Cardiac Arrhythmia Management: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Allied Professionals

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Cardiac Arrhythmia Management: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Allied Professionals
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  • eBook:
    Cardiac Arrhythmia Management: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Allied Professionals
  • Author:
    Angela Tsiperfal, Linda K. Ottoboni, Salwa Beheiry, Amin Al-Ahmad, Andrea Natale, Paul J. Wang
  • Edition:
    1 edition
  • Categories:
  • Data:
    April 19, 2011
  • ISBN:
    081381667X
  • ISBN-13:
    9780813816678
  • Language:
    English
  • Pages:
    352 pages
  • Format:
    PDF

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Book Description
Cardiac Arrhythmia Management: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Allied Professionals provides a much-needed resource for nurses and other professionals who work directly with patients being treated for cardiac arrhythmias. Comprehensive in scope, the book covers cardiac arrhythmia conditions and the issues surrounding implantable devices from implant surgery to remote monitoring and troubleshooting. Edited by a team of doctors and nurses, the book addresses key patient management issues in a practical way. Fundamentals for understanding the anatomy and physiology of cardiac arrhythmias and the technology behind cardiac devices are covered in preliminary chapters followed by more specific chapters devoted to cardiac conditions and treatments. Both novices and experienced health professionals will find the book useful and easy to use on a day-to-day basis.
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Content

Section 1. Basics of Cardiac Anatomy and Electrophysiology
1.1. Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, Electrophysiology, and Pharmacology
1.2. Diagnostic Testing for the Arrhythmia Patient

Section 2. Supraventricular Tachycardia: Diagnosis and Management
2.1. AVNRT, AVRT, and Atrial Tachycardia: Diagnosis and Treatment
2.2. Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter: Diagnosis and Treatment
2.3. Ventricular Tachycardia Associated with Cardiomyopathies: Diagnosis and Treatment
2.4. Ventricular Tachycardia in Structurally Normal Hearts

Section 3. Implantable Device Management
3.1. Basics of Pacing and Defi brillation: Indications and Components
3.2. Device Implantation and Perioperative Care
3.3. Pacemaker Timing Cycles, Programming, and Troubleshooting
3.4. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapyis
3.5. ICD Follow-Up and Troubleshooting
3.6. Pacemaker and ICD Follow-Up
3.7. Family Matters: Research and Clinical Management of Psychosocial Issues for ICD Patients and Their Partners
3.8. Management of Device Recalls
3.9. Device Evaluation in Special Circumstances

Section 4. Syncope and Sudden Cardiac Death
4.1. Diagnosis and Management of Syncope
4.2. Sudden Cardiac Death

Section 5. Care of the Pediatric Arrhythmia Patient
5.1. Care of the Pediatric Patient with a Device
5.2. Care of the Pediatric Patient with SVT

Section 6. Additional Topics in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management
6.1. EP Mapping System Technologies
6.2. Procedural Sedation in the Electrophysiology Lab
6.3. Ethical Issues in Cardiac Electrophysiology Practice: A Guide for Clinicians

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