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Author Valentinuzzi, Max E., 1932-

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

Imprint New Jersey : World Scientific, 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 279 pages) : illustrations, portraits
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Series on bioengineering and biomedical engineering ; v. 6
Series on bioengineering and biomedical engineering ; v. 6.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-267) and index.
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.
Note Print version record.
Language English.
Subject Ventricular fibrillation.
Ventricular fibrillation -- Treatment.
Electric countershock.
Biomedical engineering.
Electric Countershock.
Ventricular Fibrillation.
Electric Countershock -- instrumentation.
Heart Diseases.
Ventricular Fibrillation -- therapy.
Electric Stimulation Therapy.
Pathologic Processes.
Disciplines and Occupations
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
Health Occupations.
Arrhythmias, Cardiac.
Biomedical Engineering.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Heart.
MEDICAL -- Cardiology.
Biomedical engineering. (OCoLC)fst00832568
Defibrillators. (OCoLC)fst00889720
Electric countershock. (OCoLC)fst00904627
Ventricular fibrillation. (OCoLC)fst01165286
Ventricular fibrillation -- Treatment. (OCoLC)fst01165287
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Valentinuzzi, Max E., 1932- Cardiac fibrillation-defibrillation. New Jersey : World Scientific, 2011 9789814293631 (OCoLC)707617835
ISBN 9789814293648 (electronic bk.)
9814293644 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000047752711
AU@ 000050896214
AU@ 000051575451
AU@ 000058413389
DEBBG BV043102084
DEBBG BV044156400
DEBSZ 421584378
HEBIS 28606474X
NZ1 14167687

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