The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Pacing

Author: Tom Kenny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444360558
Format: PDF
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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.

The Nuts and bolts of Paced ECG Interpretation

Author: Tom Kenny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444357077
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Nothing is more perplexing to the clinician new to device therapy than having to deal with cardiac electrocardiograms from a device patient. Pacemakers and other implantable cardiac rhythm management devices leave their “imprint” on ECGs and can significantly change what clinicians see - or expect to see. Evaluating paced ECGs can be challenging, yet nowhere is it taught in any sort of comprehensive manner. Designed specifically for clinicians new to device therapy, The Nuts and Bolts of Interpreting Paced ECGs and EGMs offers practical, reliable and objective information on paced cardiac electrograms. Written in a lively, intelligent and easy to navigate style, emphasizing real-life clinical practice and practical tips, this book includes illustrated paced ECGs by skilled artists to help minimize “fuzzy” lines and emphasize key points. Each chapter concludes with a checklist of key points from each subject (“Nuts and Bolts”).

The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

Author: Tom Kenny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470751592
Format: PDF
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The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy By Tom Kenny, RN Vice President, Clinical Education and Training, St. Jude Medical, Austin, TX, USA Cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an exciting new option for a growing number of heart failure patients, but CRT systems present special challenges to clinicians, even those accustomed to working with pacemakers. Now, Tom Kenny demystifies the field in this timely, easy-to-understand paperback. The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy concentrates on the practical aspects of how these devices work and how to follow the growing number of patients who are using them to fight heart failure. Designed specifically for the non-specialist, the book explains how the device works, how and why CRT-paced ECGs look different, and how to test for proper function of a CRT system. It also includes a systematic (numbered sequence) guide to follow-up that you can use in the clinic. This practical reference offers: clear, straightforward explanations that require no prior training in device therapy many CRT ECGs to familiarize you with what you will encounter in practice a generous illustration program that includes diagrams, charts, and anatomy pictures to reinforce the text sensible advice on daily issues and troubleshooting systems current references to the latest clinical studies and device technology accessible information, organized for ease of navigation a helpful glossary at the end of the book Both practicing and prospective clinicians will find CRT much less daunting when The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy is close at hand.

The Nuts and Bolts of ICD Therapy

Author: Tom Kenny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444356704
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The number of ICD patients is increasing sharply, yet the number of electrophysiologists—physicians who specialize in the electrical system of the heart—is not increasing as dramatically. The result of this influx is that more and more ICD patients are being treated by physicians and staff with little or no ICD training. There are many fine books on device-based therapy for the heart, but most are written for the experts. Whether you read it from cover-to-cover or use it for reference (or both), it is written primarily with you in mind – for people who are actually involved in the clinical care of these patients. The Nuts and Bolts of ICD Therapy is specifically written for non-cardiologists. This book is written in a lively intelligent and easy to navigate 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”).

Understanding Intracardiac EGMs and ECGs

Author: Fred M. Kusumoto
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444360698
Format: PDF, ePub
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This practical “how-to” manual for interpreting electrograms and understanding how they relate to the more easily understood/obtained electrocardiogram (ECG) is designed to be used in electrophysiology laboratories and during preparation for certification tests. Clear enough to be understood by the novice, this inexpensive paperback is suitable for use by nurses and cardiovascular technicians working in the electrophysiology laboratory, as well as physicians who are interested in practical aspects of electrophysiology. Written by an award-winning teacher, it offers short, succinct chapters with bullet-point summaries and review questions to aid retention.

Principles of Health Interoperability

Author: Tim Benson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319303708
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book provides an introduction to health interoperability and the main standards used. Health interoperability delivers health information where and when it is needed. Everybody stands to gain from safer more soundly based decisions and less duplication, delays, waste and errors. The third edition of Principles of Health Interoperability includes a new part on FHIR (Fast Health Interoperability Resources), the most important new health interoperability standard for a generation. FHIR combines the best features of HL7’s v2, v3 and CDA while leveraging the latest web standards and a tight focus on implementability. FHIR can be implemented at a fraction of the price of existing alternatives and is well suited for use in mobile phone apps, cloud communications and EHRs. The book is organised into four parts. The first part covers the principles of health interoperability, why it matters, why it is hard and why models are an important part of the solution. The second part covers clinical terminology and SNOMED CT. The third part covers the main HL7 standards: v2, v3, CDA and IHE XDS. The new fourth part covers FHIR and has been contributed by Grahame Grieve, the original FHIR chief.

Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation

Author: David L. Hayes
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9780879934620
Format: PDF, ePub
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Consisting of 13 chapters, this book is uniformly written by Dr Hayes and his colleagues Drs Lloyd and Friedman to provide sensible, matter-of-fact methods for understanding and caring for patients with permanent pacemakers and ICDs. It presents a logical progression from descriptions of device indications to selection of the most appropriate mode and hardware. From there, it proceeds to device implantation and subsequent management, with detailed sections on troubleshooting, complications, and follow-up. Not intended as an encyclopedic text, this book offers a large amount of information in an easily digestible form. This book helps the reader understand the technical capabilities of pacemakers and ICDs, and shows how to apply this knowledge to make everyday clinical encounters easier and more productive. From the first pacemaker implantation in 1958 and the first implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) implantation in 1980, the fields of cardiac pacing and defibrillation have enjoyed a rapid increase in the sophistication and effectiveness of implantable devices. Because these technologies are encountered more and more commonly in today's clinical settings, it is important for physicians to learn "practical approaches" to pacemaker and ICD implantation. Whether new to cardiac pacing and defibrillation or seeing large numbers of patients with implantable devices on a daily basis, cardiologists and electrophysiologists alike will appreciate the knowledge and experience shared by the authors of this book.

The Nuts and Bolts of Implantable Device Therapy

Author: Tom Kenny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118670655
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Tom Kenny, one of the best-known and well-respected educators in EP brings his signature style to this new primer Practical, accessible, highly illustrated approach makes learning easy Provides an overview of the algorithms and devices offered by the world’s five pacemaker manufacturers Offers clinicians learning objectives, test questions and essential points in bulleted lists Perfect introductory guide to the topic, assumes little baseline knowledge and appropriate for residents, fellows, EP nurses, general clinical cardiologists, EP fellows and industry professionals

Cardiac Pacing Defibrillation and Resynchronization

Author: David L. Hayes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118483952
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As our population ages and multiple factors contribute to an increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease, more patients than ever before will be candidates for implantable devices as part of their treatment for heart rhythm abnormalities. Electrophysiologists have a widening array of sophisticated devices from which to choose, and important new data about efficacy, long-term outcomes and possible complications has emerged, impacting how devices are chosen and utilized. Overall, the management of patients with pacemakers and ICDs and other devices remains a complex topic and the need for clear-headed, expert guidance has never been greater. Now in its 3rd edition, Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach is a clinically focused guide to Pacing and ICDs that caregivers can rely on for answers to common but challenging questions on all aspects of device preparation, from selection and programming to proper implantation and long-term patient management. This new edition of Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach: • Provides answers to the most common clinical questions • Presents a logical progression from descriptions of devices and indications to hardware selection and proper implementation • Includes important updates in all covered areas, especially in chapters on CRT and ICD therapies, where significant advances have been made recently • Features over 750 illustrations, most in full color With it’s focus on essential clinical information, and sensible, matter-of-fact approach, Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach is the ideal guide for busy providers. Thoroughly updated to reflect the latest knowledge and with a wealth of visual content to illustrate processes and reinforce key concepts, it is also an invaluable resource for those preparing to take the Electrophysiology boards or other certification examinations.