Cardiac Arrhythmia Management: A Practical Guide for Nurses and Allied Professionals provides a much needed resource for nurses and other professionals who work directly with patients being treated for cardiac arrhythmias. Comprehensive in scope, the book covers cardiac arrhythmia conditions and the issues surrounding implantable devices from implant surgery to remote monitoring and troubleshooting. Edited by a team of doctors and nurses, the book addresses key patient management issues in a practical way. Fundamentals for understanding the anatomy and physiology of cardiac arrhythmias and the technology behind cardiac devices are covered in preliminary chapters followed by more specific chapters devoted to cardiac conditions and treatments. Both novices and experienced health professionals will find the book useful and easy to use on a day-to-day basis.
Table of Contents
Foreword by N.A. Mark Estes III.
Foreword by Rosemary S. Bubien.
Section 1 Basics of Cardiac Anatomy and Electrophysiology.
- 1.1. Cardiac Anatomy, Physiology, Electrophysiology, and Pharmacology (Linda K. Ottoboni, Aimee Lee, and Paul Zei).
- 1.2. Diagnostic Testing for the Arrhythmia Patient (Angela Tsiperfal, Paul J. Wang, and Amin Al-Ahmad).
Section 2 Supraventricular Tachycardia: Diagnosis and Management.
- 2.1. AVNRT, AVRT, and Atrial Tachycardia: Diagnosis and Treatment (Traci Buescher and Samuel J. Asirvatham).
- 2.2. Atrial Fibrillation and Flutter: Diagnosis and Treatment (Salwa Beheiry, Amin Al-Ahmad, and Andrea Natale).
- 2.3. Ventricular Tachycardia Associated with Cardiomyopathies: Diagnosis and Treatment (Kelly J. Cook and Henry H. Hsia).
- 2.4. Ventricular Tachycardia in Structurally Normal Hearts (Katie Morganti and Richard H. Hongo).
Section 3 Implantable Device Management.
- 3.1. Basics of Pacing and Defibrillation: Indications and Components (Kimberly Scheibly).
- 3.2. Device Implantation and Perioperative Care (Melanie E. Marshall and Munther K. Homoud).
- 3.3. Pacemaker Timing Cycles, Programming, and Troubleshooting (Christine C. Chiu-Man, Anders Nygren, and Laura De Souza).
- 3.4. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (Melanie Turco Gura and William R. Lewis).
- 3.5. ICD Follow-Up and Troubleshooting (Julie B. Shea and Laurence M. Epstein).
- 3.6. Pacemaker and ICD Follow-Up (Laurie Racenet).
- 3.7. Family Matters: Research and Clinical Management of Psychosocial Issues for ICD Patients and Their Partners (Samuel F. Sears, Kari Kirian, Melissa Matchett, Christie Benton, and Rajasekhar Nekkanti).
- 3.8. Management of Device Recalls (Charles L. Witherell).
- 3.9. Device Evaluation in Special Circumstances (Lynne D. Foreman and Deepak Bhakta).
Section 4 Syncope and Sudden Cardiac Death.
- 4.1. Diagnosis and Management of Syncope (Beverly L. Karabin and Blair P. Grubb).
- 4.2. Sudden Cardiac Death (Steven C. Hao and Katie Morganti).
Section 5 Care of the Pediatric Arrhythmia Patient.
- 5.1. Care of the Pediatric Patient with a Device (Debra Hanisch).
- 5.2. Care of the Pediatric Patient with SVT (Kelly Collardey and David J. Bradley).
Section 6 Additional Topics in Cardiac Arrhythmia Management.
- 6.1. EP Mapping System Technologies (Craig A. Swygman and D. Randolph Jones).
- 6.2. Procedural Sedation in the Electrophysiology Lab (Salwa Beheiry).
- 6.3. Ethical Issues in Cardiac Electrophysiology Practice: A Guide for Clinicians (Paul S. Mueller).
Angela Tsiperfal, MS, RN, NP, Electrophysiology, Stanford University Medical
Center, Stanford, California.
Linda K. Ottoboni,RN, MS, FHRS, CCDS, Arrhythmia Nurse Coordinator, Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, California.
Salwa Beheiry, RN, CCRN, Director of Electrophysiology Services, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California.
Amin Al-Ahmad, MD, FACC, FHRS, Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory and Associate Director, Arrhythmia Service, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, California.
Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, Executive Medical Director, Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute, St. David’s Medical Center, Austin, Texas.
Paul Wang, MD, FACC, FHRS, Professor of Medicine, Director of Cardiac Arrhythmia Service and Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratory, Stanford University, Stanford, California.