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Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art of Interpretation

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Tomas B. Garcia, Geoffrey T. Miller

Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art of Interpretation
uses hundreds of four-color graphics to communicate the complex topics
related to arrhythmia recognition. The text focuses on the
pathophysiological mechanisms involved in the formation and maintenance
of complex arrhythmias and on their clinical recognition. Each rhythm
strip provides a descriptive table outlining the various abnormalities
in a logical, easy-to-follow sequence. In addition, there are
analytical narratives outlining what providers should consider when
approaching the strip. The tables and analytical narratives are
intended to formulate functional interpretative skills to consider when
approaching a complex arrhythmia in a clinical situation.

There are hundreds of individual rhythm strips contained within the text, each
with a small descriptive table outlining the various abnormalities in a
logical, easy-to-follow sequence.
In addition, there are small descriptive narratives outlining the author’s thought processes when approaching the strip.
This table and description process is intended to formulate functional
interprepative skills for the student when approaching a complex
arrhythmia in a clinical situation.

This text also contains over 100 test strips to sharpen students' skills in approaching unknown rhythms.

Each of the test strips also contains the tables and narratives
outlined above so that students can check their rationale against the

Arrhythmia Recognition: The Art of Interpretation
is the third book in a series which covers the various levels of electrocardiographic education including 12-Lead ECGs and Arrhythmias.

Table of

Section I:         Introduction to Arrhythmia Recognition
Chapter 1: Anatomy
Chapter 2: Electrophysiology
Chapter 3: Vectors and the Basic Beat
Chapter 4: The Rhythm Strip, Tools, and Calculating Rates
Chapter 5: Basic Concepts in Arrhythmia Recognition
Chapter 6: Relevant Topics in Basic Electrocardiography
Chapter 7: Arrhythmias: A Quick Review

Section II: Sinus Rhythms
Chapter 8: Normal Sinus Rhythm
Chapter 9: Sinus Bradycardia
Chapter 10: Sinus Tachycardia 
Chapter 11: Sinus Arrhythmia
Chapter 12: Sinus Blocks, Pauses, and Arrests

Section II Self-Test

Section III: Atrial Rhythms
Chapter 13: Premature Atrial Contraction
Chapter 14: Ectopic Atrial Rhythm
Chapter 15: Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia
Chapter 16: Ectopic Atrial Tachycardia with Block
Chapter 17: Wandering Atrial Pacemaker
Chapter 18: Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia
Chapter 19: Atrial Flutter
Chapter 20: Atrial Fibrillation

Section III Self-Test

Section IV:
Junctional Rhythms
Chapter 21: Introduction to Junctional Rhythms
Chapter 22: Junctional Rhythm
Chapter 23: Premature Junctional Contraction
Chapter 24: Rapid Junctional Rhythms
Chapter 25: AV Nodal Reentry Tachycardia
Chapter 26: AV Reentry Tachycardia
Chapter 27: How to Approach a Narrow-Complex Tachycardia 

Section IV Self-Test

Section V: Ventricular Rhythms
Chapter 28: Introduction to Ventricular Rhythms 
Chapter 29: Premature Ventricular Contraction 
Chapter 30: Ventricular Escape and Idioventricular Rhythms
Chapter 31: Ventricular Tachycardia
Chapter 32: Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia and Torsade de Pointes
Chapter 33: How to Approach a Wide-Complex Tachycardia
Chapter 34: Ventricular Fibrillation and Asystole

Section V Self-Test

Section VI: Additional Rhythms and Information
Chapter 35: Atrioventricular Block
Chapter 36: Artificially Paced Rhythms
Chapter 37: Putting It All Together

Section VII: Final Test

Chapter Review Answers
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