Essential Cardiac Electrophysiology: The Self-Assessment Approach

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This new edition of Essential Cardiac Electrophysiology: The Self-Assessment Approach continues the successful formula of the first edition, providing a concise and thorough overview of Electrophysiology supplemented by challenging questions readers can use to test their knowledge and prepare for examinations.

Comprehensively updated and significantly expanded to include the latest recommendations, findings from leading-edge research, emergent diagnostic tools, and new ...

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Overview

This new edition of Essential Cardiac Electrophysiology: The Self-Assessment Approach continues the successful formula of the first edition, providing a concise and thorough overview of Electrophysiology supplemented by challenging questions readers can use to test their knowledge and prepare for examinations.

Comprehensively updated and significantly expanded to include the latest recommendations, findings from leading-edge research, emergent diagnostic tools, and new therapeutic options, Essential Cardiac Electrophysiology: The Self-Assessment Approach now offers coverage of some of hottest topics in EP, including:

HCN channels; Congenital, and paroxysmal AV blocks; Left atrial flutter; Electrophysiologic assessment of AVNRT and AVRT; VT ablation; Short QT syndrome; Early repolarization and ventricular fibrillation; Aortic cusp VT; Commotio Cordis, and more.

Fact-based and clinically-focused, Essential Cardiac Electrophysiology: The Self-Assessment Approach is an ideal reference for all members of the EP care team, from cardiac care nurses and technicians to EP and cardiology fellows to practicing electrophysiologists. Packed with questions designed to aid readers’ understanding of key concepts and retention of essential facts, it is an excellent study aid for those preparing for board examination or other EP certifications.

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Reviewer: Geoffrey F Lewis, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: This is an update of a 2006 review of clinical cardiac electrophysiology in outline format.
Purpose: It is designed to cover the most common topics in cardiac electrophysiology.
Audience: Although intended by the author for students, physicians in training, and specialists, this book will be most beneficial for cardiology and electrophysiology fellows.
Features: Each section includes a discussion of pathophysiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, and management. The text is supplemented with numerous graphics and tables. A unique feature is the inclusion of self-assessment questions at the beginning of each chapter with answers and explanations at the conclusion of the chapter.
Assessment: This is an excellent reference for clinicians training in and practicing clinical cardiac electrophysiology. The bullet-point format and numerous tables and graphics make the wealth of information simple to process and recall.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781444335903
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/22/2013
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 524
  • Sales rank: 477,544
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Zainul Abedin, MD, FRCP, FHRS Professor of Clinical Medicine Paul Foster School of Medicine Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center; Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science University of Texas at El Paso El Paso, TX, USA
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Table of Contents

Foreword, vi

Preface, vii

Acknowledgements, viii

Abbreviations, ix

1 Ions channels and currents, 1

2 Electrophysiologic effects of cardiac autonomic activity, 38

3 Mechanisms of arrhythmias, 50

4 Sinus node dysfunction and av blocks, 67

5 Supraventricular tachycardia, 94

6 Differential diagnosis of wide complex tachycardia, 219

7 V entricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation, 226

8 Sudden cardiac death and risk stratification, 369

9 Cardiac arrhythmias in patients with neuromuscular disorders, 388

10 Syncope, 394

11 Pharmacologic therapy of arrhythmias, 407

12 Electrical therapy for cardiac arrhythmias, 445

Index, 494

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