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Guide to ECG Analysis : Second Edition

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Guide to ECG Analysis : Second Edition

Author: Year Of Pub : 2008
Product ID: 38417o

It is with a great deal of anticipation and excitement that we release the second edition of Guide to ECG Analysis. The tremendous success of the first edition is a strong indicator that the content and format of this text are meeting the needs of individuals who want to master the skills of analyzing and interpreting ECG dysrhythmias.
The second edition of Guide to ECG Analysis follows the format and presentation of the first edition. It is still this authors strong belief that when students attempt to learn ECG analysis, they must start at the beginning with very basic information and then proceed step-by-step into an understanding of the more complex concepts and analysis skills. This text provides the building blocks for a systematic understanding of the basic knowledge required to attain these skills. The text does not require the student to have any extensive previous knowledge of health care or cardiac problems. It has been used successfully with nursing students, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and even medical students.
We have been listening to our readers and reviewers, and the changes that have been made in the second edition reflect their input. The section on the anatomy and physiology of the heart has been expanded. Under the treatment sections of the chapters, the new antidysrhythmia medications have been included. However, what we discovered as we researched treatment is that the older medications are still extensively used, and that some of the newer medications tend to be used more in one geographic region than in another. Always check what dysrhythmia treatment procols are being used in your facility before administering any particular medication.
We still strongly believe that practice makes perfect when attempting to learn a complex skill such as ECG analysis. To this end, over 50 new practice ECG strips have been added to the book, about half to the chapters and half to the General Practice Strips near the end of the book. We have also added ECG Review Sheets as the last section in the book. This new section provides the reader with a quick reference to a sample dysrhythmia strip and the criteria all on one page.
If you are serious about mastering the skills for ECG analysis and interpretation, this text will provide you with a step-by-step process you can use. It does require some study and memory of the criteria, but we believe the logical presentation and clear explanations in the text make this task easier. The text can be used either as a stand-alone, self-study workbook, or in conjunction with a classroom instructor.

Chapter 1 Structures and Functions of the Heart
General Functions of the heart
Structures of the heart
Properties of the Myocardium
Blood Supply to the Heart
Conduction System of the Heart
Inherent Rates of Conduction for the Various Parts of the Heart
Refractory Periods of the Cardiac Cycle
Effects of the Autonomic Nervous System on Cardiac Function
Chapter 2 ECG Basics
ECG Pattern
Components of the ECG Pattern
The Interval
The Complex
The Law of Wave Formation on the ECG
Leads Used to Produce the ECG Pattern
ECG Waveforms and Measurements
T Wave
The ECG Pattern and the Refractory Periods
Chapter 3 ECG Analysis
Analysis Schema for ECG Rhythm Strips
Practice ECG Strips
Chapter 4 Normal Sinus Rhythm and Dysrhythmias Associated With the Sinus Node
Normal Sinus Rhythm
Sinus Bradycardia
Sinus Tachycardia
Sinus Dysrhythmia
Sinus Exit Block
Sinus Arrest
Practice ECG Strips
Chapter 5 Dysrhythmias Associated With the Atria
Wandering Pacemaker
Premature Atrial Contractions
Atrial Tachycardia
Atrial FIutter
Atrial Fibrillation
Variations on the Atrial Fibrillation Pattern
Practice ECG Strips
Chapter 6 Dysrhythmias Associated With the A V Junction
Premature Junctional Contractions
Junctional Tachycardia
Junctional Escape Beats
Junctional Escape Rhythm
Practice ECG Strips
Chapter 7 Dysrhythmias Associated With the Ventricles
Ventricular Escape Beats
Ventricular Escape Rhythm
Premature Ventricular Contraction
Ventricular Tachycardia
Ventricular Flutter
VentricuIar Fibrillation
Agonal Rhythm
Practice ECG Strips
Chapter 8 Dysrhythmias Associated With Blocks in the A V Node
First Degree A V Block
Second Degree A V Block
Third Degree A V Block
Practice ECG Strips
Chapter 9 Supraventricular Tachycardia Dysrhythmias
Supraventricular Tachycardia
Tachy-Brady Syndrome
Practice ECG Strips
Chapter 10 Conduction Abnormalities in the Bundle Branches
Right Bundle Branch Block
Left BundIe Branch Block
Hemiblocks and Multifascicular Blocks
Alternating and Intermittent Bundle Branch Blocks
Practice ECG Strips
Chapter 11 Dysrhythmias Associated With Bypass Mechanisms
Rapid 1:1 Conduction
Reentry Tachycardia
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
Lown-Ganong-Levi ne Syndrome
Chapter 12 ECG Patterns Produced by Pacemakers
Indications for Permanent (Implanted) Pacemaker Use
Indications for Temporary (External) Pacemaker Use
Classifications of Pacemakers
Key Definitions in Pacemaker Language
Three Letter ICHD Code
Common Types of Pacemakers and Their ICHD Designation
APPENDIX I General Practice Strips
APPENDIX II Interpretations for Chapter Practice Strips
ECC Review Sheets

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