Book — 1 online resource (xxii, 279 pages) : illustrations, portraits. Digital: data file.
Fibrillation:Definition--Mechanisms--Causes--Types--Clinical and Surgical Significance--Fibrillation Variables and Thresholds---- Defibrillation:Definition and Early Developments--Chemical and Electrical Defibrillation--Variables--Thresholds and Concept of Dose--Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation--Cardioversion--Ablation---- Defibrillators:Types--External--Internal--Implantable--Pacemaker s---- Detection of Fibrillation:Criteria for Detection--Algorithms--Defibrillation Pain Because of Too Early Detection--Electrodes and Pastes--Electrode/Tissue Impedence--Electrode Types--Pastes---- Efficacy and Safety:Safety Levels--Isolation--Electromagnetic Interference--Standards---- Theoretical Models:Non-Linear Dynamic Systems--Hodgkin-Huxley Equations--Boenhoeffer-van der Pol Equations--Chaos Theory--Statistical Models----.
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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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)