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This fifth edition of Cardiac Pacing and ICDs continues to be an invaluable and accessible clinical reference guide for cardiologists, electrophysiologists, surgeons, fellows, residents, nurses, PAs, and technicians.

Fully revised and updated, this popular text offers expanded information on ICDs and CRT devices, with more focused bibliographies, enhanced figures and additional examples and tables, ensuring that this book is even better than the last edition. As with the previous edition, the chapters are organized in the sequence of the evaluation of an actual patient, making it an effective and practical guide.

About the Author:
Kenneth A Ellenbogen, MD, FACC, Kontos Professor of Medicine, Director, Electrophysiology and Pacing Laboratory, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA

About the Author:
Mark A Wood, MD, FACC, Professor of Medicine, Assistant Director, Electrophysiology and Pacing Laboratory, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“The book is mainly addressed to electrophysiologists, but is certainly useful also for students, general cardiologists or other clinical specialists. It can be interesting also for physicists, nurses and biomedical engineers. We suggest this publication to nuclear physicians and residents interested in nuclear cardiology regarding growing interest connected with old and new radionuclide procedures, including receptor imaging, in diagnosing and evaluating patients with cardiac diseases affecting rhythm and in assessing conduction of the signal.” (Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging,
1 December 2012)

"This book is essential in providing up-to-date and concise information for physicians who want the knowledge and skills to manage patients." (Doody's, November 2008)

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Anil Verma, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is a fully revised and updated fifth edition of a comprehensive guide to cardiac pacing and implantable cardiac defibrillators by recognized leaders in this field.
Purpose: The purpose is to familiarize readers with the basics of cardiac pacing including indications, hemodynamics, complications, and patient follow-up and trouble shooting. By integrating new developments in this field, the book also aims to provide an in-depth overview of intracardiac defibrillator and cardiac resynchronization therapy.
Audience: This will be of interest to practicing cardiologists, electrophysiologists, and cardiology and electrophysiology fellows in training. Internal medicine and primary care physicians who seek to gain further insight into electrophysiological device therapy may want to refer to this book.
Features: The book is well organized with concise chapters, numerous illustrations, tables with excellent review of ACC/AHA guidelines for device-based therapy for cardiac rhythm disturbances. It begins with an introduction to the anatomy and physiology of the conduction system and not only provides an in-depth review of indications for cardiac pacing, hemodynamics of pacing, implantation of the device, and subsequent patient follow-up, but also offers information on the implantable cardiac defibrillator and cardiac resynchronization therapy.
Assessment: As more and more patients are diagnosed with rhythm disturbances and heart failure, there is bound to be an increased need for devices to manage these conditions. Thus, this book is essential in providing up-to-date and concise information for physicians who want the knowledge and skills to manage patients in need of cardiac pacing, defibrillation, and resynchronization therapy.
A basic guide to the concepts and clinical techniques of heart pacing, for physicians, nurses, technicians, and engineers. Information is presented in the same sequence as it becomes relevant during the evaluation of a potential pacemaker patient, illustrated with b&w photos and electrocardiograph tracings. This second edition reflects new pacing technologies, with a chapter on implantable cardioverter defibrillators and new information on rate adaptive pacing, mode switching, and lead extraction. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405163507
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 568
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ken Ellenbogen, MD, is a professor of medicine and director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at the Medical College of Virginia.

Mark Wood, MD, is associate professor and assistant director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at the Medical College of Virginia.

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Table of Contents



1 Indications for permanent and temporary cardiac pacing: Robert W Peters (University of Maryland), Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman (Geisinger Medical Center, Pennsylvania), Kenneth A Ellenbogen (Virginia Commonwealth University).

2 Basic concepts of pacing: Joshua M Cooper (University of Pennsylvania), G Neal Kay (University of Alabama at Birmingham).

3 Hemodynamics of cardiac pacing and pacing mode selection: Bruce S Stambler (Case Western Reserve University), Dwight W Reynolds (University of Oklahoma).

4 Temporary cardiac pacing: Mark A Wood (Virginia Commonwealth University).

5 Techniques of pacemaker implantation and removal: Joseph E Marine (Johns Hopkins University), Jeffrey A Brinker (Johns Hopkins University).

6 Pacemaker timing cycles: Paul J Wang (Stanford University), Amin Al-Ahmad (Stanford University), David L Hayes (Mayo Clinic).

7 Evaluation and management of pacing system malfunctions: Suneet Mittal (Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons).

8 The implantable cardioverter defi brillator: Frank A Cuoco (Medical University of South Carolina), Michael R Gold (Medical University of South Carolina).

9 Cardiac resynchronization therapy: Michael O Sweeney (Harvard Medical School).

10 ICD follow-up and troubleshooting: Sumeet S Chugh (Oregon Health and Science University), Mark A Wood (Virginia Commonwealth University).

11 Follow-up assessments of the pacemaker patient: Mark H Schoenfeld (Yale University School of Medicine), Mark L Blitzer (Yale University School of Medicine).


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