An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. Arrythmias
occur when the electrical impulses to the heart that coordinate heartbeats do
not work properly, resulting in heartbeats being too fast, too slow or with
an irregular rhythm.
Arrhythmias 101is an introductory guide to heart rhythm disturbances, helping trainees understand, recognise, diagnose and manage arrhythmias.
Beginning with an introduction to normal and abnormal heartbeats, the following chapters examine different types of arrhythmia, the causes of fast and slow heartbeats, their diagnosis and management. ‘Clinical pearls’ are included throughout the book.
Authored by Houston-based Professor Glenn Levine, this highly useful, easy to read text includes numerous full colour images and illustrations to enhance learning and understanding.
- Introductory guide to arrhythmias for trainees
- Easy to read format, presenting causes, diagnosis and management of different types of arrhythmia
- Useful ‘clinical pearls’ included throughout
- Authored by Houston-based cardiology specialist
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Normal Depolarization of the Heart
Chapter 2 Abnormal Depolarization of the Heart and Arrhythmias
Chapter 3 Introduction to Tachyarrhythmias
Chapter 4 Tachyarrhythmias that Originate in the Atria
Chapter 5 Tachyarrhythmias that Involve the AV Node
Chapter 6 Tachyarrhythmias that Originate in the Ventricles
Chapter 7 Diagnosing Tachyarrhythmias
Chapter 8 Bradyarrhythmias and Heart Block
Chapter 9 Diagnosing Bradyarrhythmias
Chapter 10 Paced Rhythms
Chapter 11 Miscellaneous Arrhythmias
Chapter 12 BLS and ACLS Treatment of Arrhythmias
Chapter 13 Summary NTS
Glenn N Levine MD FACC FAHA - Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Director, Cardiac Care Unit, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States