An arrhythmia is a problem with the rate or rhythm of the heartbeat. Arrythmias occur when the electrical impulses to the heart that coordinate heartbeats do not work properly, resulting in heartbeats being too fast, too slow or with an irregular rhythm.
Arrhythmias 101 is an introductory guide to heart rhythm disturbances, helping trainees understand, recognise, diagnose and manage arrhythmias.
Beginning with an introduction to normal and abnormal heartbeats, the following chapters examine different types of arrhythmia, the causes of fast and slow heartbeats, their diagnosis and management. `Clinical pearls' are included throughout the book.
Authored by Houston-based Professor Glenn Levine, this highly useful, easy to read text includes numerous full colour images and illustrations to enhance learning and understanding.
Introductory guide to arrhythmias for trainees
Easy to read format, presenting causes, diagnosis and management of different types of arrhythmia
Useful `clinical pearls' included throughout
Authored by Houston-based cardiology specialist
Glenn N Levine MD FACC FAHA Professor of Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston; Director, Cardiac Care Unit, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas, United States
Chapter 1 Normal Depolarization of the Heart Chapter 2 Abnormal Depolarization of the Heart and Arrhythmias Chapter 3 Introduction to Tachyarrhythmias Chapter 4 Tachyarrhythmias that Originate in the Atria Chapter 5 Tachyarrhythmias that Involve the AV Node Chapter 6 Tachyarrhythmias that Originate in the Ventricles Chapter 7 Diagnosing Tachyarrhythmias Chapter 8 Bradyarrhythmias and Heart Block Chapter 9 Diagnosing Bradyarrhythmias Chapter 10 Paced Rhythms Chapter 11 Miscellaneous Arrhythmias Chapter 12 BLS and ACLS Treatment of Arrhythmias Chapter 13 Summary NTS