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Simplified Interpretation of Pacemaker ECGs

Simplified Interpretation of Pacemaker ECGs

Aaron B. Hesselson

ISBN: 978-1-405-10372-5

Jun 2003, Wiley-Blackwell

304 pages

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$85.95

Description

The advances in technology surrounding pacemakers has led to an inevitable increase in the complexity of ECG interpretation of pacemaker-generated rhythms. Simplified Interpretation of Pacemaker ECGs offers a step-by-step description of pacemaker ECG interpretations. An invaluable resource for cardiologists, residents, house officers, general clinicians, and nurse practitioners, this text includes:

  • a step-by-step description of pacemaker ECG interpretations
  • a brief refresher course on basic ECG interpretation with an overview of the conduction system of the heart
  • a review of the hardware associated with pacing
  • an explanation and discussion of the sensing and pacing function
  • coverage of the most common pacing modalities and unusual pacing situations
  • a series of case studies that bring together all of the information
  • learned and provide the reader with a self-assessment of topics to review
  • ECGs, charts, and illustrations
Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Section I - The Basics.

Chapter 1. Basic ECG Refresher.

Chapter 2. What Is a Pacemaker?.

Chapter 3. Pacemaker System and Cardiac Anatomy.

Chapter 4. The Hardware.

The Pacemaker Generator.

The Pacemaker Lead.

The Pacemaker Programmer.

The Pacemaker Magnet.

Chapter 5. Electronics 101.

The Electrogram.

Chapter 6. Sensing and Sensitivity.

Chapter 7. Pacing and Capture.

Chapter 8. Rate Versus Interval.

Chapter 9. The Code and Mode.

Section II - The Modes.

Chapter 10. VVI Pacing.

VVI Timing.

Rate Modulation.

Magnet Mode (VOO).

Chapter 11. AAI Pacing.

AAI Timing.

Rate Modulation.

Magnet Mode (AOO).

Chapter 12. DDD Pacing.

DDD Timing.

Upper Rate Behavior.

Pacemaker-Mediated Tachycardia.

Mode Switching.

Rate Modulation.

Magnet Mode (DOO).

Chapter 13. VDD Pacing.

VDD Timing.

Upper Rate Behavior/Mode Switching.

Magnet Mode (VOO).

Chapter 14. DDI Pacing.

DDI Timing.

Rate Modulation.

Magnet Mode (DOO).

Chapter 15. DVI Pacing.

DVI Timing.

Rate Modulation.

Magnet Mode (DOO).

Section III - Unusual Pacing Situations and Alternate Applications of Permanent Pacing.

Chapter 16. Unusual Pacing Situations.

Diagnostic Pacing Modes.

Pacing to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation.

Transcutaneous Pacing.

Automatic Threshold Determination.

Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction.

Effects of Electric Cautery on Pacing.

Chapter 17. Alternate Applications of Permanent Pacing.

Pacing for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy.

Pacing for Ventricular Tachycardia.

Pacing for Heart Failure.

Pacing for Syncope.

Section IV - Case Studies.

Chapter 18. Case Studies Part A.

Case Studies 1 - 7.

Chapter 19. Case Studies Part B.

Case Studies 8 - 43.

Index

the advances in technology surrounding pacemakers has led to an inevitable increase

in the complexity of ECG interpretation of pacemaker-generated rhythms;

this book offers a step-by-step description of pacemaker ECG interpretations;

begins with a brief refresher course on basic ECG interpretation, followed by an

overview of the conduction system of the heart;

the hardware associated with pacing is reviewed and the sensing and pacing function

of pacemakers is explained and discussed;

the most common pacing modalities and unusual pacing situations are also covered;

concludes with a series of case studies that bring together all of the information

learned and provide the reader with a self-assessment of topics to review;

includes a large number of ECGs, charts, and illustrations, and features an accessible

and instructive writing style.