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Cardiac Arrhythmias in Children and Young Adults with Congenital Heart Disease
Author : Edward P. Walsh,J. Philip Saul,John K. Triedman
Publisher : Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Release Date : 2001
ISBN 10 : 9780397587445
Pages : 516 pages

This volume reviews current pathophysiologic concepts and describes state-of-the-art techniques for management of cardiac arrhythmias in children and young adults with congenital heart disease. The book provides a thorough understanding of cardiac electrophysiology and detailed technical information on catheter ablation, pacemakers, and implantable defibrillators. Coverage includes a "how-to" chapter on three-dimensional mapping techniques for localizing arrhythmias. A chapter by world-renowned experts examines current treatment options for postoperative atrial tachycardia. The book also includes a review of the anatomy of the cardiac conduction system and a discussion of new findings in molecular genetics that relate to hereditary arrhythmias.

Concise Guide to Pediatric Arrhythmias
Author : Christopher Wren
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2011-08-26
ISBN 10 : 1119979463
Pages : 168 pages

Concise Guide to Pediatric Arrhythmias Written by one of the foremost pediatric cardiologists in the UK, this essential new book is a clear, practical, highly visual guide to the recognition of arrhythmias and their management. This innovative new reference: Covers the full range of arrhythmias encountered in pediatric patients Presents each arrhythmia – from identification to management options – as well as showing how to make a precise non-invasive diagnosis from the ECG Makes use of real ECG strips – not perfect redrawn examples – to show what readers will actually encounter in the clinical setting In addition, the book discusses arrhythmias encountered in various clinical settings – early and late after operation, and in congenital heart disease or cardiomyopathy – as well as brief overview of the use of invasive EP studies, catheter ablation, pacemakers and defibrillators. Whereas other books on this important topic are aimed and tailored for the needs of experts in pediatric cardiology, this book is ideal for pediatricians, pediatric intensivists, trainees in pediatrics, pediatric cardiology and pediatric intensive care, as well as for clinical support staff involved in the cardiac care of children.

Pediatric Arrhythmias
Author : Paul C. Gillette
Publisher : W B Saunders Company
Release Date : 1990
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 703 pages

This new reference addresses all aspects of arrhythmias in children from the foetus through to the young adult. Topics addressed include common clinical problems, catheter ablation, pacemaker implantation, supraventricular tachycardia, ECG interpretation and intracardiac electrophysiology.

Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children E-Book
Author : Ross M. Ungerleider,Kristen Nelson,David S Cooper,Jon Meliones,Jeffrey Jacobs
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date : 2018-09-26
ISBN 10 : 1455751006
Pages : 960 pages

Features comprehensive updates throughout the text, including indications, techniques, potential complications in perioperative management of patients, and surgical techniques for congenital heart disease. Covers recent advances in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, developments in mechanical assist devices, heart and lung transplantation, and interventional cardiac catheterization. Features an all-new, full-color format that speeds navigation and helps clarify complex concepts. Contains 27 new chapters with an emphasis on the team approach to patient care in the ICU including creating multidisciplinary teams, quality and performance improvement, training , and challenges and solutions to developing a cohesive team environment. Includes a detailed chapter on bedside ultrasound, walking you through the techniques you’re most likely to encounter in the ICU. Employs well-documented tables, text boxes, and algorithms to make clinical information easy to access, and to provide a more complete understanding of echocardiography, imaging modalities, pulmonary hypertension, and more. Describes the basic pharmacology and clinical applications of new pharmacologic agents. Examines issues affecting adults with congenital heart disease.

Paediatric Cardiac Arrhythmias
Author : Christopher Wren,Ronald William Fearnley Campbell
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 1996
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 368 pages

Paediatric cardiologists and paediatricians are now much more aware of, and interested in, understanding paediatric cardiac arrhythmias, due largely to the rapid progress in this field over the last few years - in terms of both investigation (invasive and non-invasive) and the types oftreatment available. New drugs, non-pharmacological techniques, and surgery have assumed a greater role, and the introduction of fetal echocardiography has enabled the benefits of the new diagnostic and treatment techniques to be extended to the unborn child.

Pediatric Cardiology for Practitioners
Author : Myung Kun Park
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date : 2008
ISBN 10 : 0323046363
Pages : 680 pages

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.

Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias
Author : Gan-Xin Yan,Peter R. Kowey
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2010-09-27
ISBN 10 : 9781607611615
Pages : 488 pages

Few areas of medicine have evolved as rapidly as cardiac electrophysiology. What were only a short time ago seen to be lethal rhythm disturbances can now be treated with confidence in a diverse spectrum of patients. The first edition of Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias, published over ten years ago, has served clinicians not only as a practical guide to cardiac arrhythmias, but also as a comprehensive reference source. The second edition builds upon the concise style and expert authorship of its predecessor to provide the most up-to-date information on the diagnosis and treatment of this group of diseases. The introductory chapters begin with historical perspectives of the field and move on to discuss the scientific basis of arrhythmogenesis and diagnostic testing. The book then devotes specific chapters to various arrhythmias, including technical innovations in treatment and insights from clinical trials of and current guidelines for permanent pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Subsequent chapters focus on arrhythmias in specific populations, including athletes, children, and women during pregnancy. Syndromes such as syncope, long and short QT syndrome, and J wave syndromes are also covered. Presenting complex information in a clearly structured and efficient format, this book is an incomparable asset to cardiologists and other physicians and health care professionals involved in the treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias.

Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children E-Book
Author : David G. Nichols,William J. Greeley,Dorothy G. Lappe,Ross M. Ungerleider,Duke E. Cameron,Philip J. Spevak,Randall C. Wetzel
Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date : 2006-08-29
ISBN 10 : 0323070078
Pages : 1040 pages

Pediatric intensivists, cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, and anesthesiologists from the leading centers around the world present the collaborative perspectives, concepts, and state-of-the-art knowledge required to care for children with congenital and acquired heart disease in the ICU. Their multidisciplinary approach encompasses every aspect of the relevant basic scientific principles, medical and pharmacologic treatments, and surgical techniques and equipment. From the extracardiac Fontan procedure, and the Ross procedure through new pharmacologic agents and the treatment of pulmonary hypertension to mechanical assist devices, heart and lung transplantation, and interventional cardiac catheterization—all of the developments that are affecting this rapidly advancing field are covered in depth. Employs well-documented tables, text boxes, and algorithms to make clinical information easy to access. Features chapters each written and reviewed by intensivists, surgeons, and cardiologists. Integrates the authors' extensive experiences with state-of-the-art knowledge from the literature. Offers four completely new chapters: Cardiac Trauma, Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult, Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries, and Outcome Evaluation. Describes the basic pharmacology and clinical applications of all of the new pharmacologic agents. Details important refinements and developments in surgical techniques, including the Ross pulmonary autograft replacement of the aortic valve, video-assisted fluoroscopy, and the extracardiac Fontan connection, and discusses their indications and potential complications. Explores the latest advances in the treatment of pulmonary hypertension, new developments in mechanical assist devices, heart and lung transplantation, and interventional cardiac catheterization. Examines issues affecting adults with congenital heart disease.

Clinical Pediatric Arrhythmias
Author : Paul C. Gillette,Arthur Garson
Publisher : Saunders
Release Date : 1999
ISBN 10 :
Pages : 339 pages

This thoroughly revised and updated reference addresses all aspects of arrhythmias in children from the fetus through the young adult. The clinically oriented text covers anatomy, basic electrophysiology, clinical electrophysiology, electropharmacology, diagnostic techniques, surgery, and treatment. Written by well-known experts in the field. over 90% new or revised material. Covers all arrhythmias affecting childrenfrom the fetus through the young adult. Details anatomy, basic electrophysiology, electropharmacology, diagnostic techniques, surgery and treatment. Documents both invasive and non-invasive diagnostic methods as well as pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments. Organises arrhythmias into categories for easy reference and then discusses the diagnostic tests, treatments, and clinical situations for each. Illustrates items of importance with examples of EKGs, electrophysiology studies, chest x-rays, and more.

Arrhythmia Induction in the EP Lab
Author : Gabriel Cismaru
Publisher : Springer
Release Date : 2019-01-04
ISBN 10 : 3319927299
Pages : 228 pages

This book focuses on how to induce clinical arrhythmias in the electrophysiology (EP) laboratory, a procedure that is indispensable for analyzing the underlying mechanisms, and identifying the most effective treatment of the arrhythmia. In the main part of the book, the authors share their own experiences with 13 different medications that can be injected or infused for arrhythmia induction – ranging from isoprenaline and atropine to ephedrine – all of which can be easily found in any cardiology department. Each chapter begins with a description of the drug’s chemical structure and mechanism of actions, then illustrates the infusion preparation, dosage and side effects and lastly analyzes its electrophysiological properties and highlights the most important clinical studies on it. For each drug the authors list – in dedicated tables – administration protocols from their own hospital. This book is of interest to postgraduate students, cardiology residents, cardiologists and pediatric cardiologists with special interest in arrhythmias, as well as to trainees, technicians and nurses involved in the EP lab.

Bennett's Cardiac Arrhythmias
Author : David H. Bennett
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2012-10-22
ISBN 10 : 1118432401
Pages : 336 pages

Reviews of previous editions: "...a well conceived practical guide to the interpretation andtreatment of the main cardiac rhythm disturbances." —Lancet "This book presents a concise and simplified approach to thediagnosis and management of abnormalities in cardiac rhythm.... Oneof the book's strengths is the number and quality ofelectrocardiographic tracings" —New England Journal of Medicine "...this book provides an excellent foundation for all thoseinvolved in the care of arrhythmia patients" —British Journal of Hospital Medicine "…would recommend it unreservedly to anaesthetists whowish to improve their knowledge of cardiac arrhythmias" —British Journal of Anaesthesia "This book about cardiac arrhythmias is of much educationalvalue" —European Heart Journal A trusted source for junior doctors, students, nurses andcardiac technicians for over 30 years, the new edition of thisclassic reference continues the winning formula of previouseditions while at the same time incorporating essential new contenton today's most important clinical topics, including: Atrial fibrillation: ablation, drugs, rate control versusrhythm control, risk of systemic embolism, prognosis Indications for and management of implantable defibrillatorsincluding complications such as arrhythmia storms Indications for pacemaker implantation Anticoagulant therapy (for atrial fibrillation) Long QT syndromes and other channelopathies Recently-approved anti-arrhythmia drugs The 8th edition also features the latest guidelines on ECGscreening of athletes and clear guidance for anaesthetists andsurgeons dealing with patients with arrhythmias an/or implantabledevices. Rich with example ECGs and designed for ease of access toinformation, Bennett's Cardiac Arrhythmias is the referenceyou can trust to help you master arrhythmia diagnosis and provideoptimal treatment of any patient under your care.

Pediatric ECG Interpretation
Author : Barbara J. Deal,Christopher L. Johnsrude,Scott H. Buck
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2008-04-15
ISBN 10 : 1405146788
Pages : 272 pages

Pattern recognition is an important learning tool in the interpretation of ECGs. Unfortunately, until faced with a patient with an arrhythmia or structural heart disease, pediatric practitioners generally receive limited exposure to ECGs. The ability to clearly distinguish an abnormal ECG pattern from a normal variant in an emergency situation is an essential skill, but one that many pediatricians feel ill-prepared to utilize confidently. In Pediatric ECG Interpretation: An Illustrative Guide, Drs. Deal, Johnsrude and Buck aim to address this issue by illustrating many of the ECG patterns a pediatric practitioner is likely to encounter. ECG illustrations with interpretations are presented in several categories: normal children of all ages, acquired abnormalities such as hypertrophy or electrolyte disorders, and common congenital heart disease lesions. Later sections cover bradycardia, supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias, and a basic section on pacemaker ECGs. Simple techniques used to interpret mechanisms of arrhythmias are described as a resource for practitioners in cardiology, adult electrophysiology, or pediatrics who may not have a readily accessible resource for these ECG examples. Material hosted at can be used: 1 as a self-evaluation tool for interpretation of ECGs 2 as a teaching reference for Cardiology fellows, residents, and house staff 3 as an invaluable resource for the Emergency Room physician or pediatrician who might obtain an ECG on a pediatric patient