In the United States alone, more than 850,000 people are hospitalized each year for cardiac rhythm disturbances and thousands more are seen in outpatient settings and Emergency Rooms. Hundreds of thousands of patients die from arrhythmias, making it one of the most common causes of death, but even more people are adversely affected by arrhythmia-related debilitating symptoms.
Arrhythmia Essentials is a current, concise, and detailed guide to heart rhythm disturbances. This pocket-sized reference is packed with vital information and includes specific examples of each arrhythmia, numerous algorithms to facilitate an approach to arrhythmia diagnosis and management, and indications for implantable rhythm management devices and ablation.
Written by leading experts in the field of cardiac arrhythmias, Arrhythmia Essentials provides a unique and contemporary review of rhythm management that is unrivaled by similar books and is a must-have resource for physicians, nurses, students and other healthcare providers caring for patients with cardiac rhythm disturbances.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Sinus Node—Normal and Abnormal Rhythms
Chapter 2 Bradyarrhythmias—Conduction System Abnormalities
Chapter 3 Ectopic Complexes and Rhythms
Chapter 4 Tachycardia
Chapter 5 Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias
Chapter 6 Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias
Chapter 7 Cardiac Pacing and Pacemaker Rhythms
Chapter 8 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators
Chapter 9 Drug Effects and Electrolyte Disorders
Chapter 10 Athletes and Arrhythmias
Chapter 11 Evaluation of the Patient With Suspected Arrhythmias
Chapter 12 Treatment of Arrhythmias
About the Author
Brian Olshansky, MD-Professor of Medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals
Mina K. Chung, MD-Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
Steven M. Pogwizd, MD-Associate Director of Research, Division of Cardiology, University of Illinois at Chicago
Nora Goldschlager, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine , San Francisco General Hospital