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From The CriticsReviewer: Marc N. Saad, B.S., M.D.(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: The authors do an excellent job of describing the basic physiology and mechanisms involved in cardiac electrophysiology in the first half of this book and they apply these concepts to clinical practice and therapy in the second half. This is a well written, relevant update.
Purpose: The purpose is to update the previous edition because of the significant advances that have occurred in electrophysiology. The book does a good job of describing these advances and how to apply them to clinical practice.
Audience: It explains the basics of electrophysiology and applies that knowledge to more advanced electrophysiological concepts and pathophysiology. Students, physicians in training, allied health professionals, and practicing clinicians interested in electrophysiology are the intended readers.
Features: Concepts discussed range from fundamental cellular mechanisms to the most recent advances in therapy in the field of electrophysiology. The book is well organized, starting with basic concepts, then discussing advances to the mechanisms of arrhythmias, and finally covering the diagnostic evaluations of these arrhythmias and their various therapies. The color coding of the sections helps with the organization. Useful photos, tables, charts, and figures help readers understand the material. Online access to the fully searchable text and links to bibliographical references is provided with the book.
Assessment: This is a worthwhile update that is extremely useful for any reader who wants to gain further understanding in the field of electrophysiology.