Cardiac Pacemakers and Defibrillators Second Edition


Author : Charles J. Love

Published in : Landes Bioscience

ISBN : 1-57059-691-3

File type : pdf

File Size : 8 mb

Language : English


This book is intended for the physician, nurse, student or technician who occasionally comes in contact with patients who have implanted heart rhythm control devices. It is meant as a reference and basic resource to provide quick explanations and answers to situations that are likely to be encountered relating to pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. The terminology and language unique to the professionals who deal with these
devices is explained and examples of basic and advanced pacemaker function are covered. Figures are used extensively to show examples of normal and abnormal device function. Common malfunctions are described and an approach to the diagnosis and remedy of these problems is presented. The indications for the use of pacemakers and defibrillators are discussed as well as the contraindications. Surgical issues and patient concerns are covered. The rationale for follow-up and the follow-up procedures for these devices are explained.
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