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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Robert J. Hariman, MD, FACC (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This is the second part of a multiauthored textbook by Dr. Richard Sutton et al. The topics span from very basic concepts like the hemodynamics of various modes of pacing, to more clinical and practical aspects, like pacemaker trouble shooting, follow up, and cost. The authors are pacemaker experts from both sides of the Atlantic.
Purpose: The purpose is to give an advance overview of pacing an area not previously dealt with by previous textbooks.
Audience: This is an esoteric book on pacing that is best reserved for cardiologists and cardiac electrophysiologists dealing with pacemaker patients.
Features: Various basic and clinical aspects of pacing are dealt with. The diagrams and illustrations are highly explanatory to the topics discussed. The chapter on trouble shooting contains educational cases.
Assessment: This is an excellent book on various basic and clinical aspects of cardiac pacing written by world experts in this field. This book is highly recommended to physicians caring for pacemaker patients.