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Mechanisms and Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Mechanisms and Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Clifford Garratt

ISBN: 978-0-727-91194-0

Nov 2001, BMJ Books

176 pages

Select type: Paperback

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An understanding of the mechanisms of arrhythmias is essential for their successful diagnosis and management. This concise single author text provides clinicians with the basic science that is becoming increasingly relevant to arrhythmia management, in addition to a logical approach to diagnosis and therapy.

This clear presentation of the mechanisms - so often lacking in clinical texts - is linked to the clinical management chapters covering all the major arrhythmias.

Illustrated with over 100 clinical examples and helpful schematic diagrams, Mechanisms and Management of Cardiac Arrhythmias provides cardiologists and general physicians with practical, relevant, and current information on the diagnosis and treatment of these complex disorders.

Cardiac ion channels.

The cardiac action potential.

Spread of electrical activity through heart tissue.

A classification of cardiac arrhythmias.

Diagnosis and acute treatment of arrhythmias.

Sinus tachycardia.

Atrial fibrillation.

Atrial flutter and atrial tachycardia.

Atrioventricular junctional tachyvardias.

Ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation.

Implantable devices for ventricular tachycardia and fibrillation

Scientifically based
Liberally illustrated
Contains practical hints
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