Field Guide to the Arrhythmias, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1118386132
  • ISBN-13: 9781118386132
  • DDC: 616.128
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 174 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Field Guide to the Arrhythmias  adopts the familiar time-tested format of the naturalists field guide - the handy little books which, for example, hikers might use to identify woodland flora and fauna - to teach one of the most vexing subjects of clinical medicine: arrhythmia identification. The books humorous approach, which is based in sound pedagogy and supported by considerable research into the effectiveness of employing humor to help learners master complex and difficult subjects. This book is very much in keeping with the playful spirit of the Dummies books Wiley publishes; moreover, it presents a unique contrast to typical pattern recognition arrhythmia/ECG books as well as more detailed texts on these subjects, which can be quite dry. Dr Lader is an experienced teacher who has successfully employed the materials that comprise this book to teach students at New York University School of Medicine where he is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center. With its light-hearted and humorous approach, combined with a valuable self-assessment component to help students master ECG interpretation, this book will offer a nice contrast to other books on our list and those from competitors. Book will look at 20 specific arrhythmias Format: ECG strip displayed in landscape format followed by text as in samples. Remainder of book will be additional ECG strips followed by self-assessment questions. Dr Lader has 50 ECGs plus questions prepared, These can be organized as 1 long self-assessment activity or broken into shorter quizzes - he will yield to our preference.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: The Rhythms.
2: Normal Sinus Rhythm.
3: Preexcitation.
4: Sinus Bradycardia.
5: Sinus Tachycardia.
6: Sinus Arrhythmia.
7: Wandering Atrial Pacemaker.
8: Multifocal Atrial Tachycardia.
9: Junctional Rhythm.
10: Asystole.
11: Heart Block: First Degree, Second Degree (Mobitz I and II), and Third Degree (Complete).
12: Premature Beats (Blocked and Otherwise).
13: Atrial Fibrillation.
14: Atrial Flutter.
15: Supraventricular (Paroxysmal Atrial) Tachycardia.
16: Pacemaker Rhythms.
17: Ventricular Tachycardia.
18: Accelerated Idioventricular Rhythm.
19: Prolonged QT/Torsades de Pointes.
20: Ventricular Fibrillation.
21: Multiple Choice Questions.