9780781773157

The Only Ekg Book You'll Ever Need

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  • ISBN13:

    9780781773157

  • ISBN10:

    0781773156

  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-09-19
  • Publisher: LWW
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Summary

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. The book features more than 200 facsimiles of EKG strips and numerous case studies and clinical examples. This Fifth Edition includes updated information on pacemakers and myocardial infarction treatment and more practice EKGs.

Table of Contents

Getting Started 1(8)
The Basics
9(52)
Electricity and the Heart
10(2)
The Cells of the Heart
12(5)
Time and Voltage
17(2)
P Waves, QRS Complexes, T Waves, and Some Straight Lines
19(9)
Naming the Straight Lines
28(2)
Summary: The Waves and Straight Lines of the EKG
30(2)
Making Waves
32(5)
The 12 Views of the Heart
37(8)
A Word About Vectors
45(1)
The Normal 12-Lead EKG
46(11)
Summary: Orientation of the Waves of the Normal EKG
57(2)
Coming Attractions
59(2)
Hypertrophy and Enlargement of the Heart
61(34)
Definitions
62(3)
Axis
65(7)
Summary: Axis
72(3)
Axis Deviation, Hypertrophy, and Enlargement
75(3)
Atrial Enlargement
78(3)
Summary: Atrial Enlargement
81(1)
Ventricular Hypertrophy
82(6)
Secondary Repolarization Abnormalities of Ventricular Hypertrophy
88(2)
Summary: Ventricular Hypertrophy
90(1)
Case 1
91(2)
Case 2
93(2)
Arrhythmias
95(60)
The Clinical Manifestations of Arrhythmias
97(1)
Why Arrhythmias Happen
98(1)
Rhythm Strips
99(3)
How to Determine the Heart Rate From the EKG
102(4)
The Five Basic Types of Arrhythmias
106(1)
Arrhythmias of Sinus Origin
107(7)
Ectopic Rhythms
114(1)
Reentrant Rhythms
115(2)
The Four Questions
117(3)
Supraventricular Arrhythmias
120(11)
Summary: Supraventricular Arrhythmias
131(1)
Ventricular Arrhythmias
132(6)
Summary: Ventricular Arrhythmias
138(1)
Summary: Rules of Malignancy for PVCs
138(1)
Supraventricular Versus Ventricular Arrhythmias
139(6)
Summary: Ventricular Tachycardia (VT) Versus Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT) With Aberrancy
145(1)
Programmed Electrical Stimulation
146(1)
Implantable Defibrillators
147(1)
External Defibrillators
148(2)
Case 3
150(3)
Case 4
153(2)
Conduction Blocks
155(38)
What Is a Conduction Block?
156(1)
AV Blocks
157(10)
Summary: AV Blocks
167(2)
Bundle Branch Block
169(6)
Summary: Bundle Branch Block
175(1)
Hemiblocks
176(4)
Summary: Criteria for Hemiblock
180(1)
Combining Right Bundle Branch Block and Hemiblocks
181(1)
Summary: Criteria for Bifascicular Block
181(3)
Blocks That Underachieve
184(1)
The Ultimate in Playing With Blocks: Combining AV Blocks, Right Bundle Branch Block, and Hemiblocks
185(2)
Pacemakers
187(4)
Case 5
191(2)
Preexcitation Syndromes
193(14)
What Is Preexcitation?
194(2)
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
196(2)
Lown-Ganong-Levine Syndrome
198(1)
Associated Arrhythmias
199(4)
Summary: Preexcitation
203(1)
Case 6
204(3)
Myocardial Ischemia and Infarction
207(42)
What Is a Myocardial Infarction?
208(1)
How To Diagnose a Myocardial Infarction
209(12)
Summary: The EKG Changes of an Evolving Myocardial Infarction
221(1)
Localizing the Infarct
222(9)
Non--Q Wave Myocardial Infarctions
231(2)
Angina
233(2)
Summary: The ST Segment in Ischemic Cardiac Disease
235(1)
Limitations of the EKG in Diagnosing an Infarction
236(1)
Stress Testing
237(5)
Case 7
242(7)
Finishing Touches
249(24)
Electrolyte Disturbances
251(4)
Hypothermia
255(1)
Drugs
256(4)
Other Cardiac Disorders
260(4)
Pulmonary Disorders
264(2)
Central Nervous System Disease
266(1)
The Athlete's Heart
267(1)
Summary: Miscellaneous Conditions
268(2)
Case 8
270(3)
Putting It All Together
273(22)
The 11-Step Method for Reading EKGs
276(2)
Review Charts
278(17)
How Do You Get to Carnegie Hall?
295(12)
Practice EKG Strips
295(12)
Subject Index 307

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