The advances in technology surrounding pacemakers has led to an inevitable increase in the complexity of ECG interpretation of pacemaker-generated rhythms. "Simplified Interpretation of Pacemaker ECGs" offers a step-by-step description of pacemaker ECG interpretations. An invaluable resource for cardiologists, residents, house officers, general clinicians, and nurse practitioners, this text includes: a step-by-step description of pacemaker ECG interpretations; a brief refresher course on basic ECG interpretation with an overview of the conduction system of the heart; a review of the hardware associated with pacing; an explanation and discussion of the sensing and pacing function; coverage of the most common pacing modalities and unusual pacing situations; and, a series of case studies that bring together all of the information learned and provide the reader with a self-assessment of topics to review ECGs, charts, and illustrations.
Aaron B. Hesselson, MD, BSE, FACC is Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan.
ForewordPreface AcknowledgmentsSection I - The BasicsChapter 1. Basic ECG RefresherChapter 2. What Is a Pacemaker?Chapter 3. Pacemaker System and Cardiac AnatomyChapter 4. The Hardware The Pacemaker Generator The Pacemaker Lead The Pacemaker Programmer The Pacemaker MagnetChapter 5. Electronics 101 The ElectrogramChapter 6. Sensing and SensitivityChapter 7. Pacing and CaptureChapter 8. Rate Versus IntervalChapter 9. The Code and ModeSection II - The ModesChapter 10. VVI Pacing VVI Timing Rate Modulation Magnet Mode (VOO)Chapter 11. AAI Pacing AAI Timing Rate Modulation Magnet Mode (AOO)Chapter 12. DDD Pacing DDD Timing Upper Rate Behavior Pacemaker-Mediated Tachycardia Mode Switching Rate Modulation Magnet Mode (DOO)Chapter 13. VDD Pacing VDD Timing Upper Rate Behavior/Mode Switching Magnet Mode (VOO)Chapter 14. DDI Pacing DDI Timing Rate Modulation Magnet Mode (DOO)Chapter 15. DVI Pacing DVI Timing Rate Modulation Magnet Mode (DOO)Section III - Unusual Pacing Situations and Alternate Applications of Permanent PacingChapter 16. Unusual Pacing Situations Diagnostic Pacing Modes Pacing to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation Transcutaneous Pacing Automatic Threshold Determination Diagnosis of Myocardial Infarction Effects of Electric Cautery on PacingChapter 17. Alternate Applications of Permanent Pacing Pacing for Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy Pacing for Ventricular Tachycardia Pacing for Heart Failure Pacing for SyncopeSection IV - Case StudiesChapter 18. Case Studies Part A Case Studies 1 - 7Chapter 19. Case Studies Part B Case Studies 8 - 43 Index