The Nuts and Bolts of Implantable Device Therapy. Pacemakers. The Nuts and Bolts Series

  • ID: 3048874
  • Book
  • 336 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book was created for clinicians who are new to cardiac pacing and defibrillation and want a fast–paced, practical, real–world introduction to the subject. Tom Kenny brings his down–to–earth style to this remarkable educational work that provides clinicians with illustrations, lists, tables, and lots of practical tips aimed at helping them navigate the sometimes complicated world of cardiac pacing.

Tom Kenny, a medical educator and long–time advocate for better cardiac pacing education and current Director of Education at PrepMD, wrote this book in order to:

  • Give clinicians a practical, realistic, easy–to–follow guide into the nuances of cardiac pacing even if they have absolutely no background or experience in the field to start with
  • Provide an overview of the algorithms and devices offered by the world s five pacemaker manufacturers (no other book offers this!)
  • Create a great reference book and go–to resource for busy clinicians who may already work in pacing but sometimes still have questions
  • Offer clinicians self–assessment tests and organized information to facilitate studying for various exams related to cardiac pacing and defibrillation
  • Shed some light (and illustrations) on cardiac pacing concepts, including some that confuse even the experts!

An ideal resource for trainees in cardiology and electrophysiology, EP nurses and NPs, EP lab technical staff, cath lab educators, and medical device industry professionals, this book offers practical, reliable and objective information on cardiac pacemakers.

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Preface, vi

Acknowledgments, vii

1 Cardiovascular anatomy and physiology, 1

2 Cardiac conduction system, 15

3 The cardiac cycle and hemodynamics, 21

4 Heart disease, 29

5 Cardiac medications related to cardiac rhythm management devices, 37

6 The basics of ecg and rhythm interpretation, 48

7 Arrhythmia analysis, 58

8 E lectricity 101, 78

9 Pacing 101, 84

10 Indications for pacing, 104

11 Pacemaker implantation, 116

12 Connecting the leads to the pulse generator, 131

13 Pacemaker modes and codes, 140

14 Single–chamber timing cycles, 153

15 Introduction to dual–chamber timing cycles, 169

16 Dual–chamber timing cycles: the atrial channel, 179

17 Dual–chamber timing cycles: the ventricular channel, 195

18 Paced ECG and EGM analysis, 205

19 Upper–rate behavior, 219

20 Advanced dual–chamber timing, 233

21 Rate–responsive pacing, 242

22 Special features, 260

23 Automatic capture algorithms, 278

24 Pacemaker follow–up, 297

25 Follow–up and troubleshooting, 310

Key answer, 316

Index, 320

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Tom Kenny, FHRS, CCDS

Tom Kenny has always been an educator. From his start as a Critical Care Educator for the North Broward Hospital District in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to serving as Director of Education at PrepMD in Braintree, Massachusetts, Tom has focused on providing real–world, practical education for clinicians. Although he has served on faculty at Broward Community College and lectures for the Heart Rhythm Society and the Food and Drug Administration, Tom has always believed that it was imperative to educate the front lines of healthcare, the men and women clinicians across the country who treat patients day in and day out. He has served at Intermedics and St. Jude Medical in corporate medical device education, where he sought to make highly complicated therapies easily understood. In his tenure at both companies, he expanded training programs and developed educational materials. Finding that there was little in the way of pacemaker training for educated clinicians who just did not happen to know pacing, Tom brought his style of training to the classroom and now to book form. Tom is a native New Yorker who currently divides his time between Massachusetts and Texas. He has five children.

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