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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.)
    Johns Hopkins Press health book.
    1 online resource (xi, 211 p., [4] p. of plates) : ill. (some col.).
    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.
    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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