The EHRA Book of Pacemaker, ICD, and CRT TroubleshootingCase-based learning with multiple choice questions

The EHRA Book of Pacemaker, ICD, and CRT TroubleshootingCase-based learning with multiple choice questions

Haran Burri, Carsten Israel, and Jean-Claude Deharo

Print publication date: Apr 2015

ISBN: 9780198727774

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

The EHRA Book of Pacemaker, ICD and CRT Troubleshooting assists device specialists in tackling both common and unusual situations that that they may encounter during daily practice. Taking a case-based approach, it examines pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy. Much more than just a technical manual of device algorithms, the cases help readers to consolidate their technical knowledge, and improve their reasoning and observation skills so they are able to tackle device troubleshooting with confidence. The 70 cases are arranged in three sections by increasing levels of difficulty to walk readers through all the skills and knowledge they need in an easy to use and structured format. Each case contains a short clinical description and a device tracing followed by a multiple choice question. Answers are supplied with detailed annotations of the tracing and an in-depth discussion of the case, highlighting practical hints and tips as well as providing an overview of the technical function of devices. A useful summary of principal device features and functions is also included.