Cardiac arrhythmia management : a practical guide for nurses by Angela Tsiperfal, Linda K. Ottoboni, Salwa Beheiry, Amin

By Angela Tsiperfal, Linda K. Ottoboni, Salwa Beheiry, Amin Al-Ahmad, Andrea Natale, Paul Wang

Cardiac Arrhythmia administration: a pragmatic advisor for Nurses and Allied Professionals offers a much-needed source for nurses and different execs who paintings at once with sufferers being handled for cardiac arrhythmias. finished in scope, the e-book covers cardiac arrhythmia stipulations and the problems surrounding implantable units from implant surgical procedure to distant tracking and troubleshooting. Edited through a crew of medical professionals and nurses, the publication addresses key sufferer administration concerns in a realistic approach. basics for figuring out the anatomy and body structure of cardiac arrhythmias and the expertise at the back of cardiac units are lined in initial chapters by way of extra particular chapters dedicated to cardiac stipulations and coverings. either newbies and skilled well-being pros will locate the publication helpful and straightforward to exploit on a daily foundation

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Class IV Drugs: Calcium Channel Blockade (Antagonists) As a class, calcium channel antagonists do not increase the effective refractory period of the atria, ventricle, His-Purkinje fibers, or the accessory pathways in the heart. The dominant effect of calcium channel antagonists is slowing of conduction in the AV node with the prolongation of the AV nodal refractory period (Singh et al. 1983). Selective calcium channel antagonists, such as verapamil and diltiazem, have been found to have some antiarrhythmic activity.

Patient who are not able to exercise may have pharmacological stress test using echocardiography (Fig. 6). Cardiac CT Cardiac CT allows tomographic imaging of the heart and coronary arteries. 6 Intracardiac echocardiogram. 35 quantification of left ventricle (LV) volumes, EF, LV mass, and segmental images of the coronary arteries. This noninvasive test can be used to screen for the presence of coronary artery disease. In addition, cardiac CT is used to acquire images before pulmonary vein isolation procedures as there can be a significant amount of variation in the anatomy of the pulmonary veins.

Wang, and Amin Al-Ahmad INTRODUCTION: APPROACH TO THE ARRHYTHMIA PATIENT The diagnosis of cardiac rhythm disorders depends on the accurate documentation of the abnormal rhythm, usually in association with symptoms. Rhythm disorders can be very infrequent, occurring a few times a year or can be constant, such as in persistent atrial fibrillation. Thus, the challenge of diagnosis of arrhythmias depends a great deal on the appropriate selection of diagnostic tools. An accurate diagnosis of arrhythmia allows prompt and appropriate treatment.

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