The Nuts and bolts of Paced ECG Interpretation
April 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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”).
Before We Start ….
Part I Timing Cycles and Troubleshooting Review.
1 Calculating Rates and Intervals.
2 Pacing Spikes.
3 The Basics of Capture and Sensing.
4 In Depth: Modes.
5 Ventricular Sensing.
6 Pacing Intervals.
7 Loss of Capture.
9 In Depth: Sensing.
10 QRS Morphologies.
11 Fusion and Pseudofusion.
12 In Depth: Single-Chamber Timing Cycles.
13 Intermittent Oversensing.
15 Hysteresis Intervals.
16 In Depth: Hysteresis.
17 Rate Response.
18 Annotated ECGs.
19 AV Synchrony.
20 Atrial Tracking.
21 AV Conduction.
22 States of Dual-Chamber Pacing.
23 Maximum Tracking Rate.
24 Pacemaker Multiblock.
25 Pacemaker Wenckebach.
26 Pacemaker-Mediated Tachycardia.
27 Mode Switching.
28 In Depth: Upper-Rate Behavior in Dual-Chamber Pacemakers.
29 Troubleshooting the Paced ECG.
30 More Troubleshooting the Paced ECG.
31 Automatic Capture Algorithms.
32 Capture Testing.
33 In Depth: Basic Troubleshooting Guide.
34 Navigating the Intracardiac Electrogram.
35 Tracings from a Programmer (Combining E-grams with the ECG).
36 Stored Electrograms.
37 In Depth: Electrograms.
Part II Workbook.
Introduction to Workbook.
Vice President Clinical Education & Training
St. Jude Medical
Austin, TX, USA
- A lively, intelligent and easy to navigate style
- Includes several illustrated paced ECGs per chapter, all done
by artists to minimize unnecessary “fuzzy” lines,
enhance anonymity, and emphasize key points
- Emphasizes real-life clinical practice and practical tips
- Each chapter ends with a checklist of “Nuts &
Bolts” (key points on each subject)
- Starts with the basics and concludes with advanced concepts
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