Table of contents
Theory of Electric Stimulation and Defibrillation
Electrode Mapping of Defibrillation
Optical Mapping of Stimulation and Defibrillation
Implications for Implantable Devices
About this book
Pacing and defibrillation have become the leading therapeutic treatments of heart rhythm disorders, including bradycardia and tachycardia. The history of the successful development of bioelectric therapies includes the development of experimental and theoretical methodologies, novel bioengineering approaches and state-of-the-art clinical implantable device therapies. This volume will present a uniform thematic collection of reviews written by the leading basic and applied scientists working in basic bioengineering research laboratories, who have contributed to the development of current understanding of the fundamental mechanisms of pacing and electrophysiology, and who are at the leading edge of further developments in electrotherapy.
Igor R. Efimov, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
Mark W. Kroll, Ph.D., is Adjunct Professor Biomedical Engineering, California Polytechnic University and University of Minnesota..
Patrick J. Tchou, M.D. is in the Section of Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Cardiac Bioelectric Therapy
- Book Subtitle Mechanisms and Practical Implications
Igor R. Efimov
Mark W. Kroll
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-79403-7
- Copyright Information Springer US 2009
- Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-79402-0
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4899-7912-4
- eBook ISBN 978-0-387-79403-7
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XXIII, 634
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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From the reviews:
"This book discusses the background of the theory and methodology that drive current pacing and defibrillation strategies. … The most likely readers are electrophysiologists, research scientists in the field of cardiac bioelectric therapy, or physician-scientists with an interest in this field. … This is an extremely thorough book on the mechanisms that drive the current clinical utility of pacemakers and defibrillators. It will be a useful reference for many electrophysiologists and researchers in the field." (Louis A Salvaggio, Doody’s Review Service, February, 2009)