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Practical Management of Pediatric Cardiac Arrhythmias

Practical Management of Pediatric Cardiac Arrhythmias

Vicki Zeigler (Editor), Paul Gillette (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-879-93466-8

Dec 2001, Wiley-Blackwell

416 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Practical Management of Pediatric Cardiac Arrhythmias offers a useful source of current, practical information on the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias in children, and is intended for all caregivers, from novice to expert, who treat children, adolescents, and young adults with arrhythmias. It includes succinct information on implications for clinicians and patient and family considerations, with precise "how to" information regarding specific treatment modalities and management techniques. A feature unique to this book is an exploration of the nuances that make cardiac arrhythmias in this population different from those in adults. The editors and authors are all internationally recognized experts in the field, and each section is completely self-contained and can be used separately to solve a specific problem.

Addressing itself to all healthcare professionals who deal with the increasing population of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult patients with arrhythmias, this book will prove a valuable asset to any healthcare provider working in the fields of cardiology, electrophysiology, and pediatrics.


Thomas P. Graham, Jr., MD.

Chapter 1. Mechanisms, Diagnostic Tools, and Patient and Family Education.

Vicki L. Zeigler, RN, MSN, Dianne Marlow, RN, BSN, CLNC and Paul C. Gillette, MD.

Chapter 2. Supraventricular Arrhythmias.

Sarah S. LeRoy RN, MSN, CPNP and Macdonald Dick II, MD.

Chapter 3. Ventricular Arrhythmias.

Vicki L. Zeigler, RN, MSN and Paul C. Gillette, MD.

Chapter 4. Immediate Arrhythmia Management.

Barbara J. Knick, RN, CVT and J. Phillip Saul, MD.

Chapter 5. Long-Term Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy.

Debra G. Hanisch, RN, MSN, CPNP and George F. Van Hare, MD.

Chapter 6. Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation.

Dianne Marlow, RN, BSN, CLNC and Paul C. Gillette, MD.

Chapter 7. Permanent Pacemakers.

Sherry J. Taylor, RN, BSN, Vicki L. Zeigler, RN, MSN, and John M. Clark, MD.

Chapter 8. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators.

Vicki L. Zeigler, RN, MSN, Karen Corbett, PhD, RN, Ann Lewis, RN, BSN, and Paul C. Gillette, MD.


"The book serves as a useful source of current information and practical data regarding the diagnosis and management of pediatric arrhythmias and appeals to all aspects of caregiving.

"Much of the book could serve as a nursing care manual. The approach is succinct and practical, deemphasizing electrophysiology basic science.

"This is a valuable, practical addition to a field of medicine which is sometimes obscure. The book is very useful for the practicing nurse or physician."

--Doody’s Review Service

"I applaud the authors for their well-demonstrated effort to remember that treating the whole person in pediatrics means treating the whole family. Each of these sections not only reminds the clinician of the educational and emotional needs of the family of a child with a newly diagnosed arrhythmia, but also suggests strategies for promoting acceptance, understanding, and compliance. Overall, this book is an important addition to the library of any clinician who is involved in the care of a child with cardiac arrhythmias."

--Critical Care Nurse