Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Cardiac Pacemakers and Defibrillators Second Edition

This book is intended for the physician, nurse, student or technician who occasionally comes in contact with patients who have implanted heart rhythm control devices. It is meant as a reference and basic resource to provide quick explanations and answers to situations that are likely to be encountered relating to pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. The terminology and language unique to the professionals who deal with these devices is explained and examples of basic and advanced pacemaker function are covered. Figures are used extensively to show examples of normal and abnormal device function. Common malfunctions are described and an approach to the diagnosis and remedy of these problems is presented. The indications for the use of pacemakers and defibrillators are discussed as well as the contraindications. Surgical issues and patient concerns are covered. The rationale for follow-up and the follow-up procedures for these devices are explained.

Table of contents
1. NBG Codes for Permanent Pacing
2. Basic Concepts of Pacing
3. Basic Single Chamber Pacing
4. Dual Chamber Pacing
5. Upper Rate Behavior in Dual Chamber Pacing
6. Sensor Driven Pacing
7. Advanced Pacemaker Features
8. Indications for Permanent Pacemaker Implantation
9. Follow-Up of Permanent Pacemakers
10. Preoperative, Operative and Postoperative Considerations
11. Evaluation of Pacemaker Malfunction
12. NBD Code for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
13. Basic Concepts of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
14. Indications for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
15. Preoperative, Operative and Postoperative Considerations for Implantable
Cardioverter Defibrillators
16. Evaluation of Defibrillator Malfunction
17. Follow-Up of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
18. Biventricular Pacemakers and Defibrillators

Book details:
Author:Charles J. Love
Publisher: LandesBioscience
Size: 7,609 MB
Format: pdf


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