Key Features

  • Provides extensive examples of all common and uncommon arrhythmias for easy recognition.
  • Contains over 100 board-type review questions with answers and strategies for passing the arrhythmia section.
  • Uses simple line drawings of anatomical structures to promote a greater understanding of arrhythmia and how functional problems manifest as rhythm disorders.
  • Utilizes clear explanations of rhythm function to enables quick understanding of difficult concepts
  • Incorporates pearls and tips to help you decipher ECGs and identify important markings on the readings.

Table of Contents

1. Sinus Rhythms: Two Benign Variations
2. Ectopic Beats and Sustained Ectopic Rhythms: Mechanisms of Idiorhythms and Paroxysmal Tachycardia
3. Differential Diagnosis of Wide-Beat Tachycardia
4. The Supraventricular Tachycardias
5. Various Abnormalities of Intraventricular Conduction
6. More About Aberrancy
Self-Assessment I
7. AV Block: Where Is It Localized and What Do You Do About It?
8. Diagnosis of Complex Forms of AV Block: Some Tricks, Some Booby Traps
9. Atrial Fibrillation
10. Atrial Flutter
Self-Assessment II
11. Preexcitation
12. Fascicular Beats and Fascicular Tachycardia
13. Concealed Conduction, Exit Block, Bundle-Branch Wenckebach and Supernormal Conduction
14. Fatal Arrhythmias: Ventricular Fibrillation, Ventricular Flutter, Torsade, R-on-T Phenomenon, Standstill
15. The Sick Sinus Syndrome
16. Digitalis-Toxic Arrhythmias
17. Myocardial Infarction
18. Diagnosing Myocardial Infarction in the Presence of Bundle-Branch Block
19. Transient Myocardial Ischemia and Angina Pectoris
20. Pericarditis
21. Enlargement of the Chambers of the Heart: Hypertrophy and Dilatation
22. “Nonspecific” Myocardial Pathology
23. Electrolytes and Drugs
24. Two Special Cases: Pulmonary Emboli and Hypothermia
Self-Assessment Exercise III
25. Graduation Exercise
26. How to Take a Board Examination
Appendixes
I. Indications for Pacing in the Bradyarrhythmias
II. How to Determine Axis

Details

No. of pages:
320
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2006
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9781416024026

About the author

Brendan Phibbs

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Arizona Medical Center; Chief of Cardiology, Kino Community Hospital, Tucson, AZ