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Fast Facts: Cardiac Arrhythmias
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Recent progress in interventional therapies has revolutionized the management of cardiac arrhythmias, resulting in a remarkable improvement in outcomes for patients. Yet the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias are still viewed as a complex and inaccessible area of modern cardiology. Fast Facts: Cardiac Arrhythmias cuts through the technical detail to provide a better understanding of how the patient with arrhythmia presents, and how the problem should be best investigated and managed. Highlights include:

- Succinct descriptions with clear well-annotated illustrations of normal conduction and the mechanisms of arrhythmias
- A simple classification of arrhythmias based on 12-lead ECG patterns
- A comprehensive review of presenting signs and symptoms, with key questions to ask the patient
- A logical approach to investigation: predict it (history and examination), wait for it (monitoring) or provoke it (electrophysiology)
- Practical information on management options: pharmacological therapy, direct cardioversion, catheter ablation and cardiac devices (pacemakers and defibrillators)
- The latest international guidelines on atrial fibrillation and catheter and surgical ablation
- Important pharmacological updates, including the latest thinking on anticoagulation.

This highly readable handbook is a practical resource for all primary care physicians, cardiologists in training, cardiac nurses, technicians and medical students seeking a better understanding of the mechanisms of arrhythmias and the contemporary therapies available, with a view to improving patient care.


Contents:

Conduction within the heart
Classification and mechanisms of arrhythmias
Presenting signs and symptoms
Investigation
Management principles
Supraventricular arrhythmias
Atrial flutter
Atrial fibrillation
Ventricular arrhythmias
Rare and inherited arrhythmias
Cardiac devices: pacemakers and defibrillators


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ISBN-13: 9781908541444
Publisher: Health Press
Publication date: April, 2013
Pages: 148
Dimensions: 5.90 x 8.20 x 0.26

Subcategories: Cardiovascular Medicine