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Cardiac Fibrillation-Defibrillation : Clinical and Engineering Aspects / Max E. Valentinuzzi.

By: Valentinuzzi, Max E, 1932-Material type: TextTextSeries: Series on bioengineering and biomedical engineering ; v. 6.Publication details: New Jersey : World Scientific, ©2011. Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 279 pages) : illustrations, portraitsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9789814293648; 9814293644; 1283144212; 9781283144216; 9786613144218; 6613144215Subject(s): Ventricular fibrillation | Ventricular fibrillation -- Treatment | Defibrillators | Electric countershock | Biomedical engineering | Electric Countershock | Ventricular Fibrillation | Defibrillators | Engineering | Electric Countershock -- instrumentation | Heart Diseases | Ventricular Fibrillation -- therapy | Electrodes | Electric Stimulation Therapy | Pathologic Processes | Disciplines and Occupations | Therapeutics | Electrical Equipment and Supplies | Technology, Industry, and Agriculture | Equipment and Supplies | Technology, Industry, Agriculture | Cardiovascular Diseases | Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms | Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment | Disease | Health Occupations | Arrhythmias, Cardiac | Biomedical Engineering | HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Heart | MEDICAL -- Cardiology | Biomedical engineering | Defibrillators | Electric countershock | Ventricular fibrillation | Ventricular fibrillation -- TreatmentGenre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Cardiac fibrillation-defibrillation.DDC classification: 616.1280645 LOC classification: RC685.V43 | V35 2011ebNLM classification: 2011 B-908 | WG 330Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
1. Fibrillation. 1.1. Definition. 1.2. Mechanisms. 1.3. Causes. 1.4. Types of fibrillation. 1.5. Clinical and surgical significance. 1.6. Fibrillation variables. 1.7. Electrical Fibrillation Thresholds (EFTs). 1.8. Conclusions and review questions -- 2. Defibrillation. 2.1. Definition and early developments. 2.2. Chemical defibrillation. 2.3. Electrical defibrillation. 2.4. Defibrillation variables, thresholds, and concept of dose. 2.5. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). 2.6. Cardioversion or atrial defibrillation. 2.7. Are there other methods? Ablation. 2.8. Conclusions and review questions -- 3. Defibrillators. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. Characterization. 3.3. Pacemakers. 3.4. Defibrillator analyzers. 3.5. Conclusions and review questions -- 4. Ventricular fibrillation detection. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. Algorithms for the detection of Ventricular Fibrillation (VF). 4.3. Discussion. 4.4. Conclusions and review questions -- 5. Electrodes and pastes. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Electrode/tissue impedance and the biological load impedance. 5.3. Electrode types. 5.4. Pastes. 5.5. Failures. 5.6. Conclusions and review questions -- 6. Safety and efficacy. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Safety levels : Patient, operator, and equipment. 6.3. Isolation. 6.4. Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). 6.5. Standards. 6.6. Pain. 6.7. Efficacy. 6.8. Conclusions and review questions -- 7. Theoretical models. 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Non-linear microscopic models of cardiac dynamics. 7.3. Non-linear dynamics and the onset of fibrillation. 7.4. Extended models and connection with sustained fibrillation. 7.5. Statistical analysis. 7.6. Discussion. 7.7. Conclusions and review questions -- 8. Final discussion, overall conclusions, and looking ahead.
Summary: This compendium gives a comprehensive overview of the advances in fibrillation-defibrillation knowledge - recognition of fibrillation as a unique life threatening cardiac arrhythmia; discovery of the electric discharge in its double role of culprit and savior; and technological improved contributions. The book stands on the well-known philosophy of Education-Based on Problems (or EBP), that is, take fibrillation as a medical daily problem and search for that knowledge, technique or principle trying to solve it. The book is interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary. It addresses undergraduate and graduate biomedical engineering students, physicians going into cardiology, clinical engineers and clinical engineering technicians, nurses, paramedics and emergency medical personnel.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-267) and index.

1. Fibrillation. 1.1. Definition. 1.2. Mechanisms. 1.3. Causes. 1.4. Types of fibrillation. 1.5. Clinical and surgical significance. 1.6. Fibrillation variables. 1.7. Electrical Fibrillation Thresholds (EFTs). 1.8. Conclusions and review questions -- 2. Defibrillation. 2.1. Definition and early developments. 2.2. Chemical defibrillation. 2.3. Electrical defibrillation. 2.4. Defibrillation variables, thresholds, and concept of dose. 2.5. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). 2.6. Cardioversion or atrial defibrillation. 2.7. Are there other methods? Ablation. 2.8. Conclusions and review questions -- 3. Defibrillators. 3.1. Introduction. 3.2. Characterization. 3.3. Pacemakers. 3.4. Defibrillator analyzers. 3.5. Conclusions and review questions -- 4. Ventricular fibrillation detection. 4.1. Introduction. 4.2. Algorithms for the detection of Ventricular Fibrillation (VF). 4.3. Discussion. 4.4. Conclusions and review questions -- 5. Electrodes and pastes. 5.1. Introduction. 5.2. Electrode/tissue impedance and the biological load impedance. 5.3. Electrode types. 5.4. Pastes. 5.5. Failures. 5.6. Conclusions and review questions -- 6. Safety and efficacy. 6.1. Introduction. 6.2. Safety levels : Patient, operator, and equipment. 6.3. Isolation. 6.4. Electromagnetic Interference (EMI). 6.5. Standards. 6.6. Pain. 6.7. Efficacy. 6.8. Conclusions and review questions -- 7. Theoretical models. 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Non-linear microscopic models of cardiac dynamics. 7.3. Non-linear dynamics and the onset of fibrillation. 7.4. Extended models and connection with sustained fibrillation. 7.5. Statistical analysis. 7.6. Discussion. 7.7. Conclusions and review questions -- 8. Final discussion, overall conclusions, and looking ahead.

This compendium gives a comprehensive overview of the advances in fibrillation-defibrillation knowledge - recognition of fibrillation as a unique life threatening cardiac arrhythmia; discovery of the electric discharge in its double role of culprit and savior; and technological improved contributions. The book stands on the well-known philosophy of Education-Based on Problems (or EBP), that is, take fibrillation as a medical daily problem and search for that knowledge, technique or principle trying to solve it. The book is interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary. It addresses undergraduate and graduate biomedical engineering students, physicians going into cardiology, clinical engineers and clinical engineering technicians, nurses, paramedics and emergency medical personnel.

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