Introduction to Basic Cardiac Dysrhythmias

4th Edition


  • Sandra Atwood
  • Cheryl Stanton
  • Jenny Storey Davenport
  • Key Features

    • A logical sequence of content with simple medical terms follows the normal conduction pathways of the heart from the atria to the ventricles.
    • Coverage of basic anatomy, as well as components of monitoring and interpretation of rhythm strips, helps you better understand how the heart functions and how to interpret ECGs.
    • Clear explanations of basic cardiac dysrhythmias provide an overview of what is happening in the heart’s electrical conduction system to cause the appearance of a dysrhythmia.
    • Review questions and rhythm strips at the end of Chapters 1-7 allow you to assess your understanding before moving on to more complex information.
    • Each chapter offers fun and engaging crossword and word-find puzzles to help you easily learn and remember new information.
    • Chapter 8 provides a comprehensive review of 40 dysrhythmias with sample strips and criteria for identification.
    • 200 practice rhythm strips in Chapter 10 offer additional opportunities to sharpen your interpretation skills.
    • 22 detailed case studies allow you to apply your knowledge of dysrhythmias, rhythm interpretation, symptoms, and treatment to realistic clinical situations.
    • Information on current cardiac adjunct therapies familiarizes you with pacemakers, automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillators (AICD), and automated external defibrillators (AED).
    • 34 medication flashcards and 32 rhythm strip flashcards provide a fun and convenient way to study.
    • Chapter objectives, outlines, and definitions help you study more effectively and quickly locate specific information.

    Table of Contents

    1. Anatomy and Physiology

    2. Monitoring and Telemetry

    3. Sinus and Atrial Dysrhythmias

    4. Junctional Dysrhythmias

    5. Heart Blocks

    6. Ventricular Dysrhythmias

    7. "Funny Looking" Beats

    8. Dysrhythmia Review

    9. Medication Review and Adult Treatment Guidelines

    10. Dysrhythmia Interpretation Practice

    11. Case Studies

    Answer Section


    Abbreviation List

    Reference List


    Review Flashcards


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