Only EKG Book You'll Ever Need

ISBN-10: 1605471402
ISBN-13: 9781605471402
Edition: 6th 2010 (Revised)
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Description: This popular and practical text presents all the information clinicians need to use the EKG in everyday practice and interpret hypertrophy and enlargement, arrhythmias, conduction blocks, pre-excitation syndromes, and myocardial infarction. It is an  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.50
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Publication date: 8/19/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

This popular and practical text presents all the information clinicians need to use the EKG in everyday practice and interpret hypertrophy and enlargement, arrhythmias, conduction blocks, pre-excitation syndromes, and myocardial infarction. It is an ideal reference for medical students in ICM courses, house officers, or anyone directly involved in patient care, whether student, teacher, or practitioner.

Getting Started
The Basics
Electricity and the Heart
The Cells of the Heart
Time and Voltage
P Waves, QRS Complexes, T Waves, and Some Straight Lines
Naming the Straight Lines
Summary: The Waves and Straight Lines of the EKG
Making Waves
The 12 Views of the Heart
A Word About Vectors
The Normal 12-Lead EKG
Summary: Orientation of the Waves of the Normal EKG
Coming Attractions
Hypertrophy And Enlargement Of The Heart
Definitions
Axis
Summary: Axis
Axis Deviation, Hypertrophy, and Enlargement
Atrial Enlargement
Summary: Atrial Enlargement
Ventricular Hypertrophy
Secondary Repolarization Abnormalities of Ventricular Hypertrophy
Summary: Ventricular Hypertrophy
Arrhythmias
The Clinical Manifestations of Arrhythmias
Why Arrhythmias Happen
Rhythm Strips
How to Determine the Heart Rate from the EKG
The Five Basic Types of Arrhythmias
Arrhythmias of Sinus Origin
Ectopic Rhythms
Reentrant Rhythms
The Four Questions
Supraventricular Arrhythmias
Summary: Supraventricular Arrhythmias
Ventricular Arrhythmias
Summary: Ventricular Arrhythmias
Summary: Rules of Malignancy for PVCs
Supraventricular Versus Ventricular Arrhythmias
Summary: Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Versus Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) with Aberrancy
Programmed Electrical Stimulation
Implantable Defibrillators
External Defibrillators
Conduction Blocks
What Is a Conduction Block?
AV Blocks
Summary: AV Blocks
Bundle Branch Block
Summary: Bundle Branch Block
Hemiblocks
Summary: Criteria for Hemiblock
Combining Right Bundle Branch Block and Hemiblocks
Summary: Criteria for Bifascicular Block
Blocks That Underachieve
The Ultimate in Playing With Blocks: Combining AV Blocks, Right Bundle Branch Block, and Hemiblocks
Pacemakers
Preexcitation Syndromes
What Is Preexcitation?
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndrome
Associated Arrhythmias
Summary: Preexcitation
Myocardial Ischemia And Infarction
What Is a Myocardial Infarction?
How To Diagnose a Myocardial Infarction
Summary: The EKG Changes of an Evolving Myocardial Infarction
Localizing the Infarct
Non-Q Wave Myocardial Infarctions
Angina
Summary: The ST Segment in Ischemic Cardiac Disease
Limitations of the EKG in Diagnosing an Infarction
Stress Testing
Finishing Touches
Electrolyte Disturbances
Hypothermia
Drugs
Other Cardiac Disorders
Pulmonary Disorders
Central Nervous System Disease
The Athlete's Heart
Summary: Miscellaneous Conditions
Putting It All Together
The 11-Step Method for Reading EKGs
Review Charts
How Do You Get To Carnegie Hall? (Practice, Practice, Practice!)
Practice EKG Strips
Subject Index

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