A Case-Based Approach to Pacemakers, ICDs, and Cardiac Resynchronization, Vol 1: Questions for Examination Review and Clinical Practice (2013) (PDF) Paul A. Friedman MD

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  • Year: 2013
  • Page Number: 464
  • File Type: PDF
  • File Size: 14.20 MB
  • Authors/ Editiors: Paul A. Friedman MD

Description:

Many caregivers working in the field of medicine find that one of the best ways to learn is by working through clinical cases, and for many individuals it’s even more helpful to work through the examples as “unknowns.” This is especially true in the arena of implantable cardiac devices.

In an effort to provide this experience, experts from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, have produced two volumes of case studies that encompass variations of normal and abnormal function of pacemakers, ICDs, and CRT devices.

The texts have been written collaboratively by five clinicians with differing backgrounds in an effort to present the cases in such a way that they are applicable to a variety of caregivers. Cases for this book were selected based on clinical relevance and their usefulness for illustrating general principles, practical tips, or interesting findings in device practice, with the goal of advancing general concepts in device management.

User’s Review:

To me, this book appears to serve two basic purposes to the reader: First, it provides a self- evaluation of practical comprehension of cardiac device function and analysis. There are nearly 100 case studies with questions, answers, discussion and references to provide an overview of what is frequently encountered in the clinical arena of these disciplines. The second purpose is that it provides a practical and educational guide to assist in conducting effective device follow- up. The case scenarios discussed in this book are particularly useful in device follow-up clinics and training programs. Furthermore, the material is designed to be helpful in pinpointing strengths and weaknesses in the user’s grasp of the material and to provide a realistic overview of typical clinical experience.

Clinical problems being encountered in practice are largely unique as they are patient-specific. Realising this important fact, the authors have made every effort to present them in a systematic way almost similar to what is being observed in a real-world scenario. A case history is followed by relevant images and a multiple choice question. This helps the reader to solve these problems by carefully analysing them to reach at the most likely possibility. The answer with a detailed explanation is given in the subsequent pages. The cases generally progress from simpler to more complex cases. An appendix is provided that identifies the major diagnostic dilemma presented by each case, and the index will direct the reader to cases and discussions focussing on specific issues. No doubt, these cases are well-suited for a clinician who does regular follow up of the patients, or who takes an examination related to device management. –Reviewed by Narayanan Namboodiri Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum, Kerala, India – Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal (ISSN 0972-6292), 12 (2): 77-78 (2012)

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