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Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias

The breadth and range of the topics covered, and the consistent organization of each chapter, give you simple but detailed access to information on anatomy, diagnostic criteria, differential diagnosis, mapping, and ablation. The book includes a unique section on troubleshooting difficult cases for each arrhythmia, and the use of tables, illustrations, and high-quality figures is unmatched among publications in the field.


Published: February 2006

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4160-0312-0


  • Part I: Fundamental Concepts of Catheter Energy Applications
    Chapter 1: Biophysics of Radiofrequency Lesion Formation
    Chapter 2: Titration of Radiofrequency Energy During Endocardial Catheter Ablation
    Chapter 3: Irrigated and Cool-tip Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
    Chapter 4: Catheter Cryoablation: Biophysics and Applications
    Chapter 5: Catheter Ultrasound, Microwave and Laser: Biophysics and Applications

    Part II: Cardiac Mapping and Imaging
    Chapter 6: Fluoroscopic Heart Anatomy for Catheter Mapping and Ablation of Arrhythmias
    Chapter 7: Fundamentals of Intracardiac Mapping
    Chapter 8: Advanced Catheter Mapping and Navigation Systems
    Chapter 9: Role of Intracardiac Echocardiography in Clinical and Experimental Electrophysiology

    Part III: Catheter Ablation of Atrial Tachycardia and Flutter
    Chapter 10: Ablation of Focal Atrial Tachycardias
    Chapter 11: Ablation of Isthmus-Dependent Atrial Flutters
    Chapter 12: Ablation of Non-Isthmus-Dependent Atrial Flutter and Atrial Macroreentry
    Chapter 13: Ablation of Postoperative Atrial Tachycardia in Congenital Heart Disease Patients

    Part IV: Catheter Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation
    Chapter 14: Atrioventricular Junction Ablation and Modification for Heart Rate Control of Atrial Fibrillation
    Chapter 15: Segmental Pulmonary Vein Isolation for Atrial Fibrillation
    Chapter 16: Catheter Ablation of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Originating from the Non-Pulmonary Vein Areas
    Chapter 17: Linear Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

    Part V: Catheter Ablation of Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia
    Chapter 18: Ablation of Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry by the Anatomic Approach
    Chapter 19: Ablation of Atrioventricular Nodal Reentrant Tachycardia and Variants Guided by Intracardiac Recordings

    Part VI: Catheter Ablation of Accessory Atrioventricular Connections
    Chapter 20: Ablation of Free-Wall Accessory Pathways
    Chapter 21: Ablation of Posteroseptal Accessory Pathways
    Chapter 22: Catheter Ablation of Superioparaseptal (“Anteroseptal”) and Midseptal Accessory Pathways
    Chapter 23: Ablation of Atriofascicular (“Mahaim Fiber”) Accessory Pathways
    Chapter 24: Special Problems in Ablation of Accessory Pathways

    Part VII: Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia
    Chapter 25: Ablation of Ventricular Outflow Tract Tachycardias
    Chapter 26: Ablation of Idiopathic Left Ventricular Tachycardia
    Chapter 27: Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia with Coronary Artery Disease
    Chapter 28: Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia with Non-ischemic Heart Disease
    Chapter 29: Ablation of Unstable Ventricular Tachycardia and Idiopathic Ventricular Fibrillation
    Chapter 30: Epicardial Approach to Catheter Ablation for Ventricular Tachycardia
    Chapter 31: Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia with Congenital Heart Disease

    Part VIII: Miscellaneous Topics
    Chapter 32: Complications Associated with Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias
    Chapter 34: Special Considerations for Ablation of Pediatric Patients


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