© 1987

Ventricular Tachycardias

from Mechanism to Therapy

  • Etienne Aliot
  • Ralph Lazzara

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 71)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Mechanisms

    1. Denis Escande, Edouard Coraboeuf
      Pages 12-25
    2. Benjamin J. Scherlag, Eugene Patterson, Ralph Lazzara
      Pages 26-41
  3. Autonomic Nervous System

    1. Philippe Coumel, Jean-François Leclercq, Jean-Sylvain Hermida, Marc Zimmerman
      Pages 54-75
  4. Etiology and Prognostic

    1. Ch. Dubois, J. P. Smeets, L. Pierard, H. E. Kulbertus
      Pages 76-81
    2. Béatrice Brembilla-Perrot, Etienne Aliot, Arnaud Terrier De La Chaise, Joel Donetti, Khalife Khalife
      Pages 82-94
    3. E. Aliot, B. Brembilla-Perrot, K. Khalife, A. Terrier De La Chaise, M. Bianchi, J. M. Gilgenkrantz
      Pages 95-112
    4. G. Fontaine, F. Fontaliran, E. Martin de la Salle, A. Pavie, C. Cabrol, G. Chomette et al.
      Pages 113-133
    5. Warren M. Jackman, Karen J. Friday, Bela Szabo, Eugene Patterson, Etienne M. Aliot, Ralph Lazzara
      Pages 164-182
    6. J. F. Leclercq, P. Maisonblanche, B. Cauchemez, P. Coumel
      Pages 183-202
  5. Clinical Aspects and Non Invasive Methods

    1. R. W. F. Campbell, P. B. Alabi
      Pages 203-208
    2. J. P. Broustet, H. Douard, B. Mora
      Pages 209-213
    3. D. Le Guludec, C. Sebag, M. Bourguignon, H. Valette, P. Merlet, A. Sirinelli et al.
      Pages 231-245
    4. Edward J. Berbari, Leonard Decarlo, Karen J. Friday, Warren M. Jackman
      Pages 246-255
    5. Günter Breithardt, Martin Borggrefe, Klaus Haerten, Joachim Schwarzmaier, Ulrich Karbenn, Andrea Podczeck
      Pages 256-270

About this book


The rhythm of the heart, its normal functioning and pathologic disturbances, has been a favored subject of investigation by clinical and basic scientists in recent decades. This heightened interest and attention was stimulated by the somber and surprising revelations from epidemiologists and pathologists of the enormity of the number of sudden arrhythmic deaths in the Western world, and the concurrent advancement of technology for recording and control of electrical activity of the heart. Technological advancements have included the recording of intracellular potentials from cardiac cells, the recording of intracardiac extra­ cellular potentials generated by specific cardiac structures, simultaneous record­ ings from numerous sites with computer processing for spatial mapping of activa­ tion or potential variations with time, high gain, high resolution recordings with signal averaging for detecting potentials of low amplitudes, complex stimulation protocols, various high energy stimulation modes, intracellular voltage control of multicellular preparations and single cardiac cells, and the isolation of single cardiac cells for electrophysiological study. The interest and technology have produced an increasing bounty of information and understanding, acceptable solutions to some clinical problems, and definite progress toward solutions to other problems. Progress in research in electrophysiology and arrhythmias has been reviewed and highlighted in various meetings and books in recent years. Because the body of information has become so large, general overviews of the field have neces­ sarily been superficial in certain aspects or have contained gaps.


Ablation arrhythmia coronary artery disease coronary heart disease drugs electrocardiogram (ECG) heart heart disease myocardial infarction

Editors and affiliations

  • Etienne Aliot
    • 1
  • Ralph Lazzara
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyHôpital CentralNancyFrance
  2. 2.Department of CardiologyVeterans Administration Medical Center and University of Oklahoma Health CenterOklahoma CityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Ventricular Tachycardias
  • Book Subtitle from Mechanism to Therapy
  • Editors E. Aliot
    Ralph Lazzara
  • Series Title Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-89838-881-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-7992-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-009-3323-1
  • Series ISSN 0166-9842
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages , 400
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
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