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Early Repolarization Syndrome

Etiology and Therapeutics

  • Wataru Shimizu

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Hiroshi Watanabe, Tohru Minamino
    Pages 13-21
  3. Seiko Ohno, Minoru Horie
    Pages 23-31
  4. Takeshi Aiba
    Pages 33-42
  5. Tsukasa Kamakura, Shiro Kamakura
    Pages 43-54
  6. Atsuyuki Watanabe, Hiroshi Morita
    Pages 55-69
  7. Akihiko Nogami, Yumie Matsui, Yasutoshi Shinoda, Kenji Kurosaki, Kazutaka Aonuma
    Pages 71-84
  8. Naohiko Takahashi, Hidekazu Kondo, Tetsuji Shinohara
    Pages 97-107

About this book


This book presents the latest findings on early repolarization syndrome (ERS). Readers will find essential information on ERS with regard to its etiology, epidemiology, clinical diagnosis and manifestation, genetic background, and risk stratification, as well as the relationship between ERS and Brugada syndrome. Further chapters discuss pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies.

Early repolarization (ER) pattern or J wave in the inferior and /or lateral leads was initially considered to be a benign electrocardiographic pattern and is often found in healthy young individuals. However, it was reported that ER or J wave was more frequently recognized in patients with idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (IVF) than in control subjects, and that there is a higher incidence of recurrent VF in case subjects with ER or J wave than in those without. This is the early repolarization syndrome or ERS, the theme of this contributed volume. ERS is diagnosed in patients with ER pattern or J wave in the inferior and /or lateral leads of the standard 12-lead electrocardiogram (ECG), who have been resuscitated from IVF.

ERS is a relatively a new clinical entity in the field. This much-awaited contributed volume is one of the first references available in the market, an ideal resource for all cardiologists and electrophysiologists working on ERS and related topics.


ERS Brugada syndrome J wave ER Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation IVF

Editors and affiliations

  • Wataru Shimizu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular MedicineNippon Medical SchoolTokyoJapan

About the editors

Wataru Shimizu

Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Nippon Medical School, Tokyo, Japan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Early Repolarization Syndrome
  • Book Subtitle Etiology and Therapeutics
  • Editors Wataru Shimizu
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-3378-0
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-10-9858-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-3379-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 107
  • Number of Illustrations 17 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
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