This is the first book ever to concentrate the insights of numerous researchers on the often-ignored subject of pediatric ventricular fibrillation (VF). Recent advances in cardiac surgery, improved recognition of predisposing factors, ability to diagnose and treat VF by out-of-hospital and even non-medical personnel, and improved treatment regimens have all served to make pediatric VF a recognized and emerging field.
This book represents a cross-fertilization of clinical research among those studying VF from different perspectives and with a variety of tools. In 10 main sections comprising 25 chapters, it defines the current knowledge of pediatric VF from the epidemiological, physiological, and clinical perspectives. It brings together examinations of the developmental factors at the molecular, cellular, and pathophysiological level associated with VF, and identifies questions about the clinical research and treatment of this condition that must be answered in order to save childrens'' lives.
This unique collection of chapters will interest cardiologists, pediatricians, and electrophysiologists who wish to broaden their knowledge of this area.