The Nuts and Bolts of ICD Therapy
August 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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”).
1. Sudden Cardiac Death.
2. The History of ICDs.
3. The ICD System.
4. Indications for ICD implantation.
5. Implant Procedures.
7. Arrhythmia Detection.
8. Arrhythmia Therapy.
9. SVT Discrimination.
10. Bradycardia Pacing.
12. Special Features.
14. A Systematic guide to ICD Follow-Up.
Mr. Kenny has experienced both sides of training for cardiac rhythm management devices: in his early years, in clinical practice, caring for such patients, and today, as an executive charged with training the many people who use St. Jude Medical products.
Jo Ann LeQuang has worked with Tom Kenny for over ten years and was most recently Director of Communications at St. Jude Medical. She now owns LeQ Medical Communications based in Angleton, Texas. Jo Ann writes a regular medical column for a local Texas paper, translated Berndt Luderitz's book A History of the Disorders of Cardiac Rhythm (from German into English, 1995), and writes regularly for HMP Publications (medical magazines, newsletters, journals).
- Builds on Tom Kenny’s The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Pacing (June 2005)
- Emphasizes real-life clinical practice and practical tips
- Each chapter ends with a checklist of "Nuts and Bolts" (key points on each subject)
- A lively, intelligent and accessible style
- Clear and practical illustrations from real clinical settings
- Starting with the basics, this book builds on fundamental principles and concludes with advanced concepts
"For the cardiac practitioner involved in the mechanics of ICD therapy and the implications for patients it is of clear relevance to practice."
British Journal of Cardiac Nursing