Atrial and Ventricular Fibrillation: Mechanisms and Device Therapy, Volume 9

Atrial and Ventricular Fibrillation: Mechanisms and Device Therapy, Volume 9

By: Martin Fromer (editor), Maurits A. Allessie (editor)Hardback

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Researchers dedicated to the fundamental and clinical aspects of fibrillation and defibrillation, together with involved physicians, have exchanged their first hand research and experiences and incorporated it into this monograph which presents and reviews their latest results. The four parts of this book provide updated information on sudden cardiac death and the electrophysiology of atrial and ventricular fibrillation. Special consideration is given to device therapy, with the goal of providing the reader with useful information for the decision-making process in medical practice. This book should become a standard reference item to clinics worldwide where therapy for fibrillation is being carried out. It contains essential information of the use of ICD implants including instructions on titration and follow-up. It should be a basic text for this area of medical endeavor.


Preface M.A. Allessie, M. Fromer Foreword E.E. Bakken Part I. Sudden Cardiac Death 1. The Pathologist's View on Sudden Cardiac Death A.E. Becker 2. Animal Models for the Study of Sudden Cardiac Death and Their Applicability to Clinical Cardiology P.J. Schwartz, E. Vanoli 3. New Insights into the Mechanisms of Sudden Cardiac Death Gained by Noninvasive Means Ph. Coumel, A. Leenhardt, X. Jouven, O. Thomas 4. Sudden Cardiac Death: A Continuing Challenge H.J.J. Wellens, J. De Vreede, A.P.M. Gorgels Part II. Ventricular Fibirillation and Defibrillation 5. Mapping of Ventricular Fibrillation R.E. Ideker, G.P. Walcott, K.T. Walcott, B.H. KenKnight, E.E. Johnson, R.E. Hillsley, P.V. Bayly 6. New Insights into the Onset and Maintenance of Ventricular Fibrillation M.J. Janse 7. The Role of Ventricular Dilatation in Ventricular Fibrillation M.J. Reiter 8. The Electrophysiology of Ventricular Defibrillation: Today and Yesterday S.M. Dillon 9. Prevention and Termination of Ventricular Tachycardia and Fibrillation by Drugs and Antitachycardia Pacing M. Shenasa, H. Shenasa Part III. Atrial Fibrillation and Defibrillation 10. Mapping of Atrial Fibrillation in Humans M.A. Allessie, K.T.S. Konings 11. Termination of Atrial Fibrillation by Drugs S. Nattel, Z. Wang, L.C. Pelletier, M. Carrier, C. Meere, R. Cartier 12. Electrical Remodeling Due to Atrial Fibrillation M.C.E.F. Wijffels, C.J.H.J. Kirchhof, R. Dorland, M.A. Allessie 13. Electrical Conversion of Atrial Fibrillation J.M. Power, M.C.E.F. Wijffels, J. Kalman, A. Tonkin, M.A. Allessie 14. Transvenous Atrial Defibrillation in Humans F.D. Murgatroyd Part IV. Clinical Aspects of ICD Therapy 15. Reflections on ICD Indications J. Almendral, J.P. Villacastin, A. Arenal, J.L. Merino, L. Tercedor, J.L. Delcan 16. Learning From ICD Failures E. Rowland, F. Hintringer 17. Prevention of ICD Complications M. Block, D. Hammel, D. Bansch, D. Bocker, J. Brunn, M. Weber, M. Borggrefe, H.H. Scheld, G. Breithardt 18. Quality of Life, Psychological, and Social Aspects in Patients with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators W. Jung, A. Deister, B. Luderitz 19. Clinical Outcome of ICD Therapy M. Fromer Part V. Fundamental Aspects of ICD Therapy 20. The View of a Biometrician on ICD Studies V.W. Rahlfs 21. Defibrillator Implant Criteria Based on Probability of Successful Defibrillation P.J. DeGroot, T.R. Church, R. Mehra 22. Defibrillator Physics for the Clinician F.W. Lindemans 23. Sensing and Detection of Tachyarrhythmias by the ICD W.H. Olson

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  • ISBN13: 9780879936501
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 416
  • ID: 9780879936501
  • weight: 1142
  • ISBN10: 0879936509

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