"Profiles in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology" is a collection of short biographies of scientists and physicians who have played (or still play) a significant role in improving diagnosis and therapy of heart rhythm disturbances including electrophysiology and pacing. Altogether, approximately 250 remarkable individuals are described. Not only is the book filled with biographies of past pioneers of rhythmology, some of whom lived long ago, but it also includes many contemporary rhythmologists. In addition to these biographies, it contains: an extensive table of the History of the Disorders of Cardiac Rhythm from the 16th to the 20th century; a series of historical pages developed by the author for every issue of the "Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology" ("JICE") and reflecting eminent personalities or events in medicine; and a glossary of arrhythmias, electrophysiology and pacing.
Berndt Luderitz, M.D., Ph.D., M.D. (Hon.), F.E.S.C., F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A. is currently professor of medicine and head of the Department of Medicine and Cardiology at the University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany. He is a leading member of many scientific associations, societies, and editorial scientific boards. He has been widely recognized for his work in the field of electrophysiology and history of the disorders of cardiac rhythm. In November 2001, he received the Honorary Doctor degree of the University of Athens.
Foreword.Preface.About the Author.Part 1 Encyclopdeia Rhythmologica.Part 2 Dictionary of Electrophysiology and Pacing.Part 3 historical Pages.Appendix 1 History Table.Appendix 2 NASPE (North America Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology)-Heart Rhythm Society.Appendix 3 Name Index.