There are many fine books on device–based therapy for the heart, but most are written for the experts. Whether you read it from cover–to–cover or use it for reference (or both), it is written primarily with you in mind – it is specifically for non–cardiologists.
The Nuts and Bolts of ICD Therapy is specifically written for non–cardiologists. This book is written in a lively intelligent and easy to navigate style. It emphasizes real–life clinical practice and practical tips, including illustrations from actual clinical settings. Each chapter concludes with a checklist of key points from each subject (“Nuts and Bolts”).
1. Sudden Cardiac Death.
2. The History of ICDs.
3. The ICD System.
4. Indications for ICD implantation.
5. Implant Procedures.
7. Arrhythmia Detection.
8. Arrhythmia Therapy.
9. SVT Discrimination.
10. Bradycardia Pacing.
12. Special Features.
14. A Systematic guide to ICD Follow–Up.
"For the cardiac practitioner involved in the mechanics of ICD therapy and the implications for patients it is of clear relevance to practice."
British Journal of Cardiac Nursing