Cardiac Arrhythmias

From Basic Mechanism to State-of-the-Art Management

  • Ambrose S. Kibos
  • Bradley P. Knight
  • Vidal Essebag
  • Steven B. Fishberger
  • Mark Slevin
  • Ion C. Țintoiu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Ambrose S. Kibos, Blanca F. Calinescu
    Pages 1-3
  3. Sunil Jit R. J. Logantha, Andrew J. Atkinson, Mark R. Boyett, Halina Dobrzynski
    Pages 19-34
  4. Cristian Stătescu, Radu A. Sascău, Cătălina Arsenescu Georgescu
    Pages 35-42
  5. Kieran E. Brack, G. André Ng
    Pages 43-60
  6. Hyung-Wook Park, Jeong-Gwan Cho
    Pages 61-64
  7. Jiunn-Lee Lin, Ling-Ping Lai, Liang-Yu Lin, Chia-Ti Tsai, Chih-Chieh Yu
    Pages 77-93
  8. Bogdan Amuzescu, Bogdan Istrate, Sorin Musat
    Pages 95-129
  9. Craig Steven McLachlan, Brett Hambly, Mark McGuire
    Pages 131-144
  10. Jang-Ho Bae, Taek-Geun Kwon, Ki-Hong Kim
    Pages 145-155
  11. Ioan Tiberiu Nanea
    Pages 165-186
  12. Mitsunori Maruyama, Teppei Yamamoto
    Pages 187-197
  13. Jerzy Krupinski, Jorge de Francisco, Sonia Huertas
    Pages 221-236
  14. Krishnakumar Nair, Douglas Cameron, Gil Moravsky, Jagdish Butany
    Pages 253-264

About this book


The past 50 years have witnessed the growth and evolution of clinical electrophysiology from a field whose goals were simply to understand of the mechanisms of arrhythmia to one of significant therapeutic impact. The development and refinement of implantable devices and catheter ablation have made non-pharmacological therapy a treatment of choice for most arrhythmias encountered in clinical practice.

Cardiac Arrhythmias: From Basic Mechanism To State-of-the-Art Management provides an electrophysiologic approach to arrhythmias predicated on the hypothesis that a better understanding of the mechanisms of arrhythmias will lead to more successful and rationally chosen therapy. It encompasses the anatomy of arrhythmias, diagnostic methods, comorbid diseases, and the treatment of all forms of cardiac arrhythmias. It discusses modern ablation and mapping techniques, while reviews the methodology required to define the mechanism and site of origin of arrhythmias, so that safe and effective therapy can be chosen. It will thus be of interest to all involved in the management of these patients, from clinical cardiac electrophysiologists themselves to clinical cardiologists, interventionalists, cardiac surgeons, emergency medicine physicians and researchers in basic cardiac science.


Atrial fibrillation Cardiac Diagnosis Cardiac imaging Electrophysiology Pharmacotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ambrose S. Kibos
    • 1
  • Bradley P. Knight
    • 2
  • Vidal Essebag
    • 3
  • Steven B. Fishberger
    • 4
  • Mark Slevin
    • 5
  • Ion C. Țintoiu
    • 6
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyCenter Hospitalier CoutancesCoutancesFrance
  2. 2.Department of Internal Medicine Division of CardiologyNorthwestern University Feinberg School of MedicineChicagoUSA
  3. 3.Division of CardiologyMcGill University Health CenterMontrealCanada
  4. 4.Department of CardiologyMiami Children's HospitalMiamiUSA
  5. 5.School of Biology, Chemistry and HealthManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUnited Kingdom
  6. 6.“Acad. Vasile Candea” Emergency Clinical Center for Cardiovascular Diseases“Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, “Titu Maiorescu” University Faculty of Medicine,BucharestRomania

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-5315-3
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-5316-0
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