Atrial Fibrillation

From Bench to Bedside

  • Andrea Natale
  • José Jalife

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction: Epidemiology of Atrial Fibrillation and Impact on Health System

    1. Benzy J. Padanilam, Eric N. Prystowsky
      Pages 3-11
    2. Thomas M. Maddox, Ira S. Nash, Valentin Fuster
      Pages 13-26
    3. John Meulet, Mohamed Kanj, David O. Martin
      Pages 27-33
  3. Pathophysiology, Molecular Mechanisms, and Genetics of Atrial Fibrillation

    1. Joachim R. Ehrlich, Pierre Coutu, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Xiaoyan Qi, Stanley Nattel
      Pages 37-56
    2. Ramon Brugada, Stefan Kääb
      Pages 69-76
    3. Chung-Chuan Chou, Peng-Sheng Chen, Shien-Fong Lin
      Pages 101-113
    4. Youhua Zhang, Todor N. Mazgalev
      Pages 115-131
  4. Medical Treatment in Atrial Fibrillation

    1. Carlo Stuglin, D. George Wyse
      Pages 147-168
    2. Boris S. Lowe, Mina K. Chung, Allan L. Klein
      Pages 169-183
    3. Adrian Baranchuk, Carlos A. Morillo, Martin Thoenes, Rodolpho Ventura, Stuart J. Connolly
      Pages 185-195
  5. Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

    1. David Cesario, Osamu Fujimura, Aman Mahajan, Noel G. Boyle, Kalyanam Shivkumar
      Pages 209-221
    2. Pierre Jais, Mark O' Neill, Meleze Hocini, Frederic Sacher, Nicolas Derval, Jacques Clementy et al.
      Pages 237-244
    3. Mauricio Arruda, Claude Elayi, Jose Carlos Pachon, Andrea Natale
      Pages 245-253
    4. Mohamed Kanj, Atul Verma, Dimpi Patel, Robert Schweikert
      Pages 255-274

About this book


Advancements in the treatment and prevention of Atrial Fibrillation are presented in this important new book. Atrial Fibrillation affects approximately 2.5 million individuals in the United States and is projected to affect 15 million individuals by 2050. In Atrial Fibrillation: From Bench to Bedside, the reader is provided with the latest information that is critically important in the daily care and for the potential cure of patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of Atrial Fibrillation and was authored by internationally recognized experts in the evolving field of cardiac electrophysiology. This book is a single source that provides a multi-perspective look at and approach to Atrial Fibrillation. Because Atrial Fibrillation is so prevalent and affects all areas of medicine, the information in this book will be useful to cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, researchers, and all those in the medical field.


Ablation Cardiac arrythmia Cardiac electrophysiology Catheter ablation Surgical ablation anatomy atrial fibrillation electrophysiology genetics inflammation pathophysiology physiology prevention surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Natale
    • 1
    • 2
  • José Jalife
    • 3
  1. 1.Arrhythmia InstituteSt. David's Medical CenterAustinUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyStanford UniversityPalo AltoUSA
  3. 3.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2008
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-856-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59745-163-5
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