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Implantable Cardioverter - Defibrillators Step by Step

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440 pages
The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) has undergone spectacular progress and has revolutionized the treatment of patients at risk of sudden cardiac death. In addition many heart failure patients now receive cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) in conjunction with an ICD.

Although the number of ICD implantations is growing rapidly, the underlying technology and ICD function remain difficult to understand. Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators Step-by-Step takes the reader through the important aspects of ICD therapy step-by-step, using easily understandable full-page illustrations, accompanied by explanatory text and representative ICD tracings.

With the addition of an accompanying website, including all figures presented in the book and offering unlimited access to users, this book presents a unique value as a teaching aid, and is the perfect partner to Cardiac Pacing Step-by-Step published by the same authors.

This brand new book is an ideal reference for health care workers involved with ICD patients.

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Contents
Preface Acknowledgments Introduction
Illustrations 1. Cardiac tachyarrhythmias 2. Indications 21 3. ICD hardware Battery, capacitors and leads 4. ICD implantation 5. Sensing and detection 6. SVT/VT discrimination 7. ICD therapies 8. ICD timing cycles 9. Complications of ICD therapy 10. Follow-up of ICDs 11. Troubleshooting 12. Special ICD functions and resynchronization therapy
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ICD function with emphasis on stored electrograms
Representative examples 1 to 65
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Text 1. Cardiac tachyarrhythmias 2. Indications for ICD 3. ICD hardware 4. ICD implantation and lead systems 5. Sensing and detection of ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation
6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.
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SVT/VT discrimination
ICD therapies
Timing cycles of ICDs
Complications of ICD therapy
ICD follow-up
Troubleshooting
Cardiac resynchronization
Appendix A: American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/ European Society of Cardiology:2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Death
Appendix B: American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/ Heart Rhythm Society: 2008 Guidelines for ICD and CRT
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