Pacemakers and ICDs

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Oxford University Press, 2007 - Medical - 365 pages
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Pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators have moved out of the tertiary referral centers and are now routinely implanted in many large general hospitals. This book is designed for the general cardiology trainee at the beginning of their pacing career to act as an aid as they start implanting, whether they are in electrophysiology, devices, or general cardiology. Others who would find this book useful include the cardiac technician, who would be involved in the device implantation and follow-up.

This book is an easy access pocket book to refer to for queries regarding programming, trouble-shooting and patient concerns. The book includes a helpful section on important and helpful tips, and is written in the successful Oxford Handbook format.

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2 Permanent pacemaker implantation
3 Pulse generator replacement
4 Pacemaker complications
5 Pacemaker programming and device interrogation
6 Troubleshooting pacemakers
7 Temporary cardiac pacing
8 Insertable loop recorder
9 ICD principles
11 ICD programming
12 Troubleshooting ICDs
13 Cardiac resynchronization therapy CRT
14 System and lead extractions
15 Device clinic and followup
16 Lifestyle issues patients concerns and devices
17 Perioperative management of devices

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Dr. Jonathan Timperley studied medicine at the University of Leeds, before undertaking his specialist training in cardiology in Oxford. His sub-specialty interest is pacing devices and heart failure. During his time in Oxford he completed an MD in the field of echocardiographic assessment ofcardiac disease. Paul Leeson studied medicine at St. Andrews and Cambridge before moving to Oxford for specialist training in cardiology. His sub-specialty interest is in cardiovascular imaging. While in Cambridge he completed an MB/PHD programme and, during early clinical training undertookpost-doctoral research at University College London. He is now a British Heart Foundation Fellow at the University of Oxford with a clinical research programme that uses ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging to study the development of cardiovascular disease. He is co-author of three OxfordSpecialist Handbooks in Cardiology covering echocardiography, pacing and angiography. Dr. Andrew Mitchell is Consultant Cardiologist in Jersey, Channel Islands and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Dr. Mitchell has special interests in non-invasive imaging, with particular expertise in transoesophageal and intracardiac echocardiography. Hisother interests include the role of device therapy for arrythmia management. Dr. Mitchell is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology (FESC). Dr. Timothy Betts is a Consultant in Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. His areas of expertise include general cardiology, electrophysiology, cardiac devices (including pacing, implantable defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy) andablation of arrhythmias. Dr. Betts graduated from Birmingham University Medical school in 1991 and trained in Cardiologuy in Southampton and the Wessex Region. He was awarded his Doctorate of Medicine by Southampton University in 2003, supported by the British Cardiac Society International ResearchFellowship. In 2001-2002 he completed a Fellowship in Adult and Paediatric Electrophysiology at Northwestern University and the Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago. His research interests include the pathogenesis and ablation of atrial fibrillation.

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