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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Joseph Sam Owen, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)
Description: Unlike other books that explain more than one arrhythmia, this one takes a well organized and detailed approach to ablation of atrial fibrillation. It begins with a historical perspective and covers, in a practical way, a comprehensive approach before, during, and after ablation.
Purpose: This focused description of the intricacies of ablation of atrial fibrillation is an excellent asset in understanding this type of procedure. The authors accomplish their purpose in describing this procedure with clarity and effective illustrated guides.
Audience: Written by experts in the field of electrophysiology, this book targets cardiologists and cardiology fellows, especially those pursuing a subspecialty in electrophysiology. Although it describes, in detail, many aspects of ablation, this book can still appeal to any medical professional who is interested in obtaining knowledge about this exciting aspect of electrophysiology. For instance, primary care providers frequently encounter patients after an ablation and will benefit from the wealth of information concerning post-procedure complications.
Features: With its ample supply of images, graphs, and a well designed structure, this book explains not just the overall scope of ablation, but describes the day-to-day aspects that might be overlooked, but are important. A unique feature is the way it deals with important aspects of re-ablation and the indications associated with it. Medicine as always been a dynamic field, and the authors address this by describing where the future in ablation might lead us, especially given the revolutionary advances in noninvasive imaging.
Assessment: Because atrial fibrillation is common and the incidence is expected to increase, this book will be an important tool for educating healthcare providers, especially cardiologists in and out of training.