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    A patient's guide to heart rhythm problems [electronic resource] / Todd J. Cohen.
    by Cohen, Todd J.
    Baltimore, [Md.] : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010.
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    9781421400310 (electronic bk.)
    1421400316 (electronic bk.)
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    Johns Hopkins Press health book.
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    1 online resource (xi, 211 p., [4] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.).
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    The basics. Overview ; Who is your cardiologist? ; The pulse : heartbeat and rhythm ; Heart rhythms ; The pump -- Heart rhythm abnormalities. Slow rhythms : bradycardias ; Fast rhythms : tachycardias ; Ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation ; Supraventricular tachycardia ; Atrial fibrillation ; Atrial flutter -- Sudden cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest ; Syncope -- The tests. Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) ; Stress test and related procedures ; Continuous monitoring devices ; Echocardiogram ; Computerized axial tomography (CT) angiogram and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) ; Cardiac catheterization, coronary angiogram, left ventriculogram, angioplasty, and stenting ; T-wave alternans (TWA) ; Electrophysiology study (EP study) ; Tilt table test -- Procedures and medications for treating heart problems. Catheter ablation ; Electrical cardioversion and defibrillation ; Heart medications -- Devices for treating heart problems. Pacemakers ; Implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) ; Biventricular devices ; Implantable cardiac monitors ; Device implant procedures ; Device replacement and lead extraction ; Recalls -- The diseased heart. Heart failure ; Cardiomyopathy ; Hereditary conditions -- Prevention and resuscitation. Preventing heart disease ; Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) ; Automatic external defibrillator (AED) -- Follow-up and patient care. Patient follow-up ; Support groups ; Defensive patienting 101 : a primer on patient safety -- Appendixes. A, When an electrophysiology study is appropriate ; B, When an implantable permanent pacemaker is appropriate ; C, When an implantable cardioverter defibrillator is appropriate ; D, When biventricular therapy is appropriate.
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    Discusses symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options for patients with heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) explaining the heart's basic function, related conditions, biventricular therapy, and other related topics.
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