Arrhythmias 101

by Levine Glenn N
Jaypeedigital | Medical Ebooks


Share this page

Quick Overview
Author/Editor Levine Glenn N
ISBN 9789350904992
Speciality Cardiology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11850
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2013
Pages 108
Book Type Professional
Chapter Name Size Page No
 

Arrhythmia is the abnormal rhythm of the heart that can be classified as tachyarrhythmia (abnormally fast) or bradyarrhythmia (abnormally slow heart beat rate). Tachycardia can be diagnosed by checking the QRS complex and atrial activity and depending upon their origin, these can be classified as supraventricular or ventricular tachycardias. Tachycardia involving atria includes sinus tachycardia, atrial tachycardia, multifocal atrial tachycardia (MAT), atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation and those involving AV node are junctional tachycardia, AV nodal reentrant tachycardia (AVNRT) and AV reentrant tachycardia (AVRT). Tachyarrhythmias that originate in the ventricles include ventricular tachycardia (VT), torsades de pointes and ventricular fibrillation (VF). Bradyarrhythmia is a heart rate of < 60 beats/min that can be identified by examining the P wave. It can be due to sinus bradycardia and junctional rhythm, second-degree heart block or complete heart block. P wave also helps in defining the degree of heart block. Pacer spikes should be considered while defining the type of arrhythmia. Sinus tachycardia with a paced ventricular rhythm can easily be mistaken for a wide complex tachycardia if these spikes are unnoticed at the beginning of QRS complex. Origin, causative factors and management of different arrhythmias as per the guidelines of American Heart Association (AHA) are discussed. The manual also include the diagnoses of paced rhythm and rarely occurring arrhythmias.

Submit your review
  • 1 Star 2 Star 3 Star 4 Star 5 Star

Related Books

This book discusses cardiac pacing a physiological approach. This book consists of 14 chapters. Chapter 1 discusses the history of pacemaker. The history of pacing is an exciting story of initiative and innovation, often in the face of criticism and opposition. Chapter 2 introduces the physiological pacing. Chapter 3 introduces the Managing Algorithm. Chapte...

Image07
NIC Handbook of Interventional Cardiology Chandra Praveen, Sethi Rishi, Bhargava Balram, Yadav Rakesh

The practice of interventional cardiology in India and around the world is presently undergoing rapid transformation. The number of procedures and the hospitals performing interventional cardiology are increasing exponentially. This is giving rise to a situation where most of the young interventional cardiologists feel a constant need for further learning un...

This book discusses various fetal electrocardiographic techniques those are now widely used for accurate diagnosis and prevention of fetal mortality. Ultrasonography and echocardiography are two common tools for the obstetricians in their day-to-day practice. The use is limited to just biometry and routine use for detecting anomaly. The days have come now wi...

Image07
Echo Made Easy Luthra Atul

The book Echo Made Easy begins with the basic principles of ultrasound and Doppler and the clinical applications of various echo-modalities including 2-D echo, M-mode scan, Doppler echo and colour-flow mapping. This is followed by an account of different echo-windows and normal echo-views along with normal values and dimensions. The echo features of various ...

Image07
Bedside Cardiology Luthra Atul

The BEDSIDE CARDIOLOGY depicts the chief complaints, relevant history, physical examination, diagnosis and detailed discussion on different clinical cases related to heart disease. Illustrations of electrocardiograms, chest radiographs and echocardiograms, ECHO that follow, aid in clinching the diagnosis. A meticulously taken medical history and a thoroughly...

Image07
Bedside Cardiology Sarkar Achyut

The book focuses on the bedside cardiology, heart disease conditions and various symptoms associated with them. The first part of the book generally discusses about bedside cardiology, its classification, cardinal signs in congenital cyanotic heart disease, minor symptoms and cardinal symptoms in cardiovascular system, congenital left-to-right shunt, congeni...

The "Handbook of LIPIDOLOGY" depicts day-to-day management of lipid disorders through easily understandable language for the practitioners. The book covers various aspects of the subject starting from history, molecular biology to various drugs and management of individual disorders precisely. Major topics of discussion include history of the dyslipidemia re...