Cardiac Arrhythmias and Device Therapy: Results and Prospectives for the New Century

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I. Eli Ovsyshcher, MD, PhD, FESC, FACC
Wiley, Jun 15, 2000 - Medical - 423 pages
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The final decades of this century have been a period of expansive growth for the electrophysiological management of cardiac arrhythmias. Subsequently, the rapid and widespread clinical application of so many technological advances has made the exchange of ideas in this field an urgent necessity. Cardiac Arrhythmias and Device Therapy: Results and Perspectives for the New Century addresses the issue by gathering current, relevant information in a clear, user-friendly format.

This book covers a broad spectrum of subjects, including basic electrophysiology (impulse propagation, subthreshold stimulation, genetics and the molecular base of arrhythmias), invasive and noninvasive clinical electrophysiology, and the clinical aspects of cardiac pacing and defibrillation. It provides a comprehensive review of various methods of treatment of atrial fibrillation, and of the role of pacing in prevention of atrial fibrillation and in treatment of congestive heart failure, dilated, hypertrophic, and restrictive cardiomyopathies. The results of recent clinical trials in cardiac pacing and in the prevention and treatment of malignant venticular arrhythmias are also presented. Special sections have been dedicated to the various aspects of preventing sudden death, including the use of internal and external defibrillation. Finally, the book offers a current review of "hot" topics, with personal experiences and critical evaluations by the world-renowned authors.

This book will be of interest to all cardiologists, EP technicians, and health care personnel involved in the diagnosis and management of arrhythmias, who wish to gain a complete perspective on modern pacing and electrophysiology.

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