Basic and Bedside Electrocardiography is the first book to integrate the basics of ECG interpretation with the most recent clinical guidelines for treating patients with ECG abnormalities. Each concise, bulleted chapter discusses a disease state, gives many tracings as examples, provides clear illustrations of pathophysiology, and offers guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of specific entities. More than 600 illustrations aid readers in recognizing commonly encountered ECG abnormalities. Diagrammatic illustrations at the end of most chapters summarize the different ECG abnormalities discussed, to help readers recognize the different arrhythmias more easily. An appendix provides quick-reference information on commonly used intravenous agents.
The first book to integrate the basics of ECG interpretation with the most recent clinical guidelines for treating patients with ECG abnormalities, this resource discusses disease states, provides clear illustrations of pathophysiology, and offers guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of specific entities.
Featuring a comprehensive, well-organized approach, this resource teaches assessment techniques from the most basic skills to more advanced methods for assessing patients in any clinical setting - from the office to the ICU. The new edition provides even more information on key topics, additional case studies and review materials, and a new glossary. Certain topic areas have been streamlined and reorganized for the most effective presentation of material. Comprehensive approach presents all of the most important aspects and topics of assessment that readers need to effectively assess patients. Each chapter begins with consistent learning features - Learning Objectives, Chapter Outline, Chapter Overview, and new Key Terms - to prepare readers for the content that will be discussed in that chapter. Simply Stated boxes contain brief, direct, concise statements about important concepts in the text, highlighting key information to aid in reader comprehension. Questions to Ask About... boxes contain a list of questions practitioners should ask patients about their symptoms or ask themselves when confronted with a certain clinical situation. Case studies in several chapters provide an opportunity for readers to apply chapter content to realistic clinical scenarios. Chapter review questions at the end of each chapter help readers review and remember chapter content. Key Terms lists at the beginning of each chapter highlight important terminology and concepts that will be explained in that chapter. Glossary of key terms at the back of the book defines important terms identified in each chapter's Key Terms list. Additional case studies in the EKG and hemodynamic monitoring chapters provide further opportunities to apply chapter content in real-life scenarios. Additional chapter review questions at the end of each chapter enhance student review and retention of chapter material.
Easy to read and abundantly illustrated, Electrocardiography of Arrhythmias: A Comprehensive Review, 2nd Edition, provides the core knowledge and clinical competencies you need to accurately interpret ECGs in preparation for cardiology boards and clinical practice. World-renowned cardiologists Mithilesh K. Das and Douglas P. Zipes offer a concise yet definitive review of all the ECG basics with realistic scenarios and detailed explanations for a wide range of ECG applications. Use this outstanding review tool alone or as a companion to Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside. Provides a solid understanding of normal electrocardiograms and common abnormal findings, preparing you to accurately interpret ECGs and ace the ECG part of cardiology boards or the ABIM ICE ECG certifying exam. Contains realistic cases that simulate the clinical exam experience, and each ECG includes a brief clinical history in board format. Features more than 250 ECGs that demonstrate virtually any arrhythmia you’re likely to encounter. Includes new ECGs covering intracardiac electrophysiology, atrial fibrillation, ablation of many arrhythmias, arrhythmias associated with valvular surgery, idiopathic PVCs, arrhythmias associated with structural heart disease, ARVC, Brugada syndrome, and others. Covers key topics such as AV conduction abnormalities, complex atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, idiopathic ventricular tachycardia, and inherited arrhythmia syndromes.
This book is book aims to provide the beginner with a concise, practical and systematic guide to interpreting ECGs. It will serve not only as a starter text but also as an immediate bedside reference manual. Starting to Read ECGs: The Basics begins with fundamentals such as how to perform, record and interpret a normal ECG before progressing onto more complex topics, including what effects anatomical abnormalities of the heart, cardiac and non-cardiac conditions can have on the ECG. Each chapter has been supplemented with a multitude of images and diagrams to illustrate points and ease understanding, and concludes with both a summary of key points to reinforce knowledge and a quiz for reflective learning. Starting to Read ECGs: The Basics is an updated version of that previously published by CriticAir and an essential resource for medical students, junior doctors, nurses, paramedics and other health care professionals involved in the recording and interpretation of ECGs who wish to build their knowledge and confidence.
This revised 3rd edition has been reformatted for easier reference and access to information. The new edition reflects the latest technologies and care modalities essential to an adult critical care nursing practice. The text uses the nursing process as a framework for each skill presented, and should work well for staff development personnel as it can be easily integrated into critical care orientation programs. Each chapter includes behavioural objectives, key terms, general assessment guidelines and a detailed reference/bibliography listing. Consistent with JCAHO's new emphasis on continuous quality improvement, this manual sets the standard against which all critical care procedures will be judged.