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The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization TherapyBy Tom Kenny, RNVice President, Clinical Education and Training, St. Jude Medical, Austin, TX, USACardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) is an exciting new option for a growing number of heart failure patients, but CRT systems present special challenges to clinicians, even those accustomed to working with pacemakers. Now, Tom Kenny demystifies the field in this timely, easy-to-understand paperback.The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy concentrates on the practical aspects of how these devices work and how to follow the growing number of patients who are using them to fight heart failure. Designed specifically for the non-specialist, the book explains how the device works, how and why CRT-paced ECGs look different, and how to test for proper function of a CRT system. It also includes a systematic (numbered sequence) guide to follow-up that you can use in the clinic.This practical reference offers:clear, straightforward explanations that require no prior training in device therapy many CRT ECGs to familiarize you with what you will encounter in practice a generous illustration program that includes diagrams, charts, and anatomy pictures to reinforce the text sensible advice on daily issues and troubleshooting systems current references to the latest clinical studies and device technology accessible information, organized for ease of navigation a helpful glossary at the end of the bookBoth practicing and prospective clinicians will find CRT much less daunting when The Nuts and Bolts of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy is close at hand.Content: Chapter 1 Understanding Heart Failure (pages 1–5): Chapter 2 Cardiovascular Anatomy of the Healthy Heart (pages 6–10): Chapter 3 Cardiac Physiology and Heart Failure (pages 11–16): Chapter 4 Causes of Heart Failure (pages 17–22): Chapter 5 The Neurohormonal Model of Heart Failure (pages 23–26): Chapter 6 An Overview of Heart Failure Drugs (pages 27–33): Chapter 7 Ventricular Dyssynchrony (pages 34–37): Chapter 8 Arrhythmias in Heart Failure Patients (pages 38–53): Chapter 9 Indications for CRT (pages 54–63): Chapter 10 Types of CRT Systems (pages 64–71): Chapter 11 Implant Procedures (pages 72–78): Chapter 12 Basic Programming (pages 79–86): Chapter 13 Advanced Programming (pages 87–92): Chapter 14 Basic ECG Interpretation for CRT Systems (pages 93–102): Chapter 15 CRT System Optimization (pages 103–108): Chapter 16 Troubleshooting the Non?Responder (pages 109–115): Chapter 17 Defibrillation Basics (pages 116–124): Chapter 18 Advanced Defibrillation Functions (pages 125–134): Chapter 19 Advanced CRT ECG Analysis (pages 135–143): Chapter 20 DFT Management in CRT?D Patients (pages 144–149): Chapter 21 Atrial Fibrillation (pages 150–157): Chapter 22 CRT in Post?AV Nodal Ablation Patients (pages 158–162): Chapter 23 Special CRT Device Features (pages 163–168): Chapter 24 Diagnostics (pages 169–176): Chapter 25 A Systematic Guide to CRT Follow?Up (pages 177–185): Chapter 26 Troubleshooting (pages 186–189):
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