|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 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.
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.
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.
|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.
Whether you are in the lab or the office, stay current in the ever-evolving field of electrophysiology with Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias. Organized by type of arrhythmia, this simple yet comprehensive medical reference book provides detailed information on anatomy, diagnoses, mapping/ablation, and troubleshooting. The book also extensively covers the updated, basic concepts of transcatheter energy applications and currently available mapping/imaging tools for ablation. Improve accuracy with assistance from advanced catheter mapping and navigation systems, and the use of intracardiac echocardiography to assist accurate diagnosis and ablation. Stay current on timely topics like contemporary cardiac mapping and imaging techniques, atrial tachycardia and flutter, atrial fibrillation, atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia, tachycardias related to accessory atrioventricular connections, and ventricular tachycardia, transseptal catheterization, ablation for pediatric patients, and patient safety and complications. Get the most comprehensive and detailed coverage of arrhythmias and ablation technologies, highlighted by a systematic approach to troubleshooting specific problems encountered in the laboratory - complete with solutions. Find the critical answers you need quickly and easily thanks to a consistent, highly user-friendly chapter format. Master each approach with exceptional visual guidance from tables, illustrations, and high-quality figures. Stay up to date with enhanced and expanded chapters, as well as several hundred new figures, web-based videos, and updated references. Explore recent developments in the areas of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardias. Learn from experts in the field with nearly half of the chapters composed by new authors. Improve content knowledge in relation to anatomy with new chapters focusing on hemodynamic support during VT ablation, rotor mapping in atrial fibrillation, and hybrid procedures. Consult this title on your favorite e-reader, conduct rapid searches, and adjust font sizes for optimal readability.
We were particularly pleased to compile this volume entitled 'Clinical Aspects of Cardiac Arrhythmias'. Recent years have seen the publication of many textbooks on cardiac arrhythmias, some of which concentrate on one particular aspect such as drug management, electrocardiographic appearances, electrophysiological evaluation etc; and others of which are the collated reports of symposia, often dealing with detailed con siderations of highly specialised problems. Most of the larger more comprehensive texts have devoted a substantial proportion to basic considerations and experimental observations, far removed from the clinical arena. When asked to contribute to the series 'Current Status of Clinical Cardiology' we felt that the clinical aspects of cardiac arrhyth mias should be emphasized, and that the text should be as comprehensive as possible within the limitations of a single volume in this series. This comprehensive but clinical approach has necessitated the inclusion of certain subjects such as the mechanisms of tachycardia, metabolic aspects of cardiac arrhythmias and reperfusion arrhythmias, which are not directly or exclusively clinical. However, the rapid advances in these areas in recent years are likely to have increasingly important clinical con seq uences. Although the epidemiology of clinical arrhythmias is difficult to dis cover, it is widely appreciated that arrhythmias are commonplace.
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.
|Author||: Kathleen J. Prater, CCT|
|Publisher||: Springer Publishing Company|
|Release Date||: 2017-04-28|
|ISBN 10||: 0826194478|
|Pages||: 296 pages|
A step-by-step guide to mastering recognition and interpretation of pediatric EKGs for pediatric nurses at all levels, physician assistants, residents, paramedics, medical students, and technicians. This time-tested publication has successfully trained numerous pediatric nurses from a leading children’s hospital. Pediatric advanced practice registered nurses and clinical nurse specialists working in acute or critical care settings, as well as physician assistants and medical residents, need to understand the principles of accurate pediatric EKG interpretation and the appropriate follow-up steps necessary for the best patient care. With a total of 100 EKGs, rhythm strips, and interpretations, this comprehensive but concise text analyzes all levels of arrhythmias to allow pediatric health care providers to interpret normal and abnormal pediatric EKGs and rhythm strips with confidence. This user-friendly, quick reference outlines the basic rules for pediatric arrhythmias and EKG interpretations using a multitude of different EKGs and rhythm strips and basic but critical figures and tables. With the use of a systematic checklist for standard evaluation, the text walks the reader through the essential signs that a health care provider must learn to recognize when examining the EKGs and rhythm strips of their pediatric patients. This book culminates in a robust selection of 50 EKGs and additional rhythm strips for practice and a self-test on the material presented in the preceding chapters. The answers can be compared with the cardiologist’s interpretations for reinforcement of understanding and application. Pediatric Arrhythmias and EKGss for the Health Care Provider teaches readers in a quick, at-a-glance approach: To obtain an interpretable pediatric tracing To implement a proper measurement method To understand both normal and abnormal EKGs To learn the quickest and most accurate QTc method To systematically use tables, diagrams, figures, and graphs for interpretation To interpret with confidence even very complicated tracings To know which tracings need a pediatric cardiologist’s attention
Cryoablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias, by Audrius Bredikis, MD and David Wilber, MD, is the first comprehensive text devoted solely to the effective and appropriate use of cryoablation in the management of cardiac arrhythmias. This user-friendly, all-in-one reference provides clear explanations complemented by abundant, high-quality, full-color clinical photos, and at-a-glance tables making it easy to access the information you need to master even the most challenging cryoablation procedures for adult patients, pediatric/adolescent patients, and cardiac surgery patients. Deepen your understanding of all aspects of cryoablation in cardiac arrhythmias while building your clinical knowledge of the latest technologies and procedures. Master the latest cryoablation procedures for adult patients (AVNRT cryoablation, WPW and septal pathways, atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation, balloon-based cryoablation, RVOT cryoablation); pediatric and adolescent patients (AVNRT cryoablation, WPW cryoablation, cryoablation for pediatric coronary sinus); and cardiac surgery patients (left atrial cryoablation procedure for AF; epicardial cryoablation of AF in patients undergoing mitral valve surgery; epicardial ablation with argon-based cryo-clamp; cryoablation of ventricular tachycardias). Implement truly diverse perspectives and worldwide best practices from a team of contributors and editors comprised of the world’s leading experts. Find information quickly and easily thanks to consistent and tightly focused chapters and a full-color design with tables, illustrations, and high-quality images.
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 http://wiley.mpstechnologies.com/wiley/BOBContent/searchLPBobContent.do 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
Although the remarks that follow are based can be induced in a completely healthy heart by a relatively minor perturbation, on my reading not of the volume itself, but on my reading of the table of contents and namely, an electrical stimulus delivered in the vulnerable period. On the other hand, it of the editors' comments on each of the main sections of the book, it is clear that this is a very rare event, since during a lifetime synthesis is a timely one that shows how of 70 years, the average human heart con much we have learned in the past 30 years tracts and relaxes some 2. 5 billion times about tachyarrhythmias. This book also sets without developing persistent ventricular the stage for further research. New insights fibrillation. That an event so easily induced into the cellular basis for the generation of in a normal heart should occur so rarely is arrhythmias, new studies of fibrillation, an intriguing fact that seems worth bearing deeper investigations of the role of the ner in mind as we continue to investigate this fascinating phenomenon.
The breadth and range of the topics covered, and the consistent organization of each chapter, give you simple but detailed access to information on anatomy, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, mapping, and ablation. the book includes a unique section on troubleshooting difficult cases for each arrhythmia, and the use of tables, illustrations, and high-quality figures is unmatched among publications in the field.
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.
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.
|Author||: Sanjeev Saksena,A. John Camm|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2011-12-12|
|ISBN 10||: 1437709710|
|Pages||: 1488 pages|
The new edition of Electrophysiological Disorders of the Heart helps you diagnose and treat a full range of heart rhythm disorders using today’s latest technologies and therapies. It provides practical, hands-on coverage of hot topics such as pediatric EP, imaging, echocardiography-guided EP procedures, regenerative therapies, cardiac pacing, and more. Now available in a new full-color format, the title also includes easy online access at www.expertconsult.com. Discover new ways to treat and manage the full range of heart rhythm disorders with content focused on common clinical features, diagnosis, and management. Review expert management strategies to help you handle complex patient problems. Stay current with the latest molecular and technical advances as well as new treatment options implemented over the last few years. Use the latest technologies and devices to accurately diagnose and manage heart rhythm disorders. Consult new and expanded coverage of regenerative therapies, echo-guided procedures, cardiac pacing, and CRT, as well as a new section on pediatric electrophysiology and imaging. Enjoy improved visual guidance with many new full-color images. Log on to www.expertconsult.com to easily search the complete contents online and access a downloadable image library.
|Author||: Borys Surawicz,Timothy Knilans|
|Publisher||: Elsevier Health Sciences|
|Release Date||: 2008-04-22|
|ISBN 10||: 1437711022|
|Pages||: 752 pages|
Widely considered the optimal electrocardiography reference for practicing physicians, and consistently rated as the best choice on the subject for board preparation, this is an ideal source for mastering the fundamental principles and clinical applications of ECG. The 6th edition captures all of the latest knowledge in the field, including expanded and updated discussions of pediatric rhythm problems, pacemakers, stress testing, implantable cardiodefibrillator devices, and much more. It's the perfect book to turn to for clear and clinically relevant guidance on all of today’s ECG applications. Comprehensively and expertly describes how to capture and interpret all normal and abnormal ECG findings in adults and children. Features the expertise of internationally recognized authorities on electrocardiography, for advanced assistance in mastering the subtle but critical nuances of this complex diagnostic modality. Features new chapters on pediatric electrocardiography that explore rhythm problems associated with pediatric obesity, heart failure, and athletic activity. Presents a new chapter on recording and interpreting heart rhythms in patients with pacemakers. Includes new material on interpreting ECG findings associated with implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. Provides fully updated coverage on the increased importance of ECGs in stress testing.
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.
An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. Arrythmias occur when the electrical impulses to the heart that coordinate heartbeats do not work properly, resulting in heartbeats being too fast, too slow or with an irregular rhythm. Arrhythmias 101 is an introductory guide to heart rhythm disturbances, helping trainees understand, recognise, diagnose and manage arrhythmias. Beginning with an introduction to normal and abnormal heartbeats, the following chapters examine different types of arrhythmia, the causes of fast and slow heartbeats, their diagnosis and management. ‘Clinical pearls’ are included throughout the book. Authored by Houston-based Professor Glenn Levine, this highly useful, easy to read text includes numerous full colour images and illustrations to enhance learning and understanding. Key points Introductory guide to arrhythmias for trainees Easy to read format, presenting causes, diagnosis and management of different types of arrhythmia Useful ‘clinical pearls’ included throughout Authored by Houston-based cardiology specialist