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Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization Therapy

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Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization Therapy, 4th Edition, by Drs. Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, Bruce L. Wilkoff, G. Neal Kay, and Chu-Pak Lau, helps you deliver superior clinical outcomes using the latest, most successful cardiac electrophysiology techniques. Expertly and practically incorporate today’s technical developments in device and ablation therapies into your practice, and stay on the edge of this rapidly advancing field. Strengthen your skills in challenging new areas like ICD therapy in hereditary arrhythmias, interventional techniques for device implantation, implantable cardiovascular monitors, leadless pacing, and the biologic pacemaker. Watch experts perform these cutting-edge procedures online at to help maximize your efficiency and solve a broader range of heart rhythm challenges than ever before.


Hardbound, 1104 Pages

Published: October 2011

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-1-4377-1616-0


  • 1. Cardiac Electrical Stimulation

    2. Principles of Defibrillation: From Cellular Physiology to Fields and Waveforms

    3. Sensing and Detection

    4. Engineering and Construction of Pacemaker and Defibrillator Leads

    5. Sensors in Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices

    6. Power Sources and Circuitry for Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices

    7. The Biologic Pacemaker

    8. Device Nomenclature, Headers and Standards

    9. Basic Physiology and Hemodynamics of Cardiac Pacing

    10. Clinical Trials of Atrial and Ventricular Pacing Modes

    11. Clinical Trials of Defibrillator Therapy

    12. Clinical Trials of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Pacemakers and Defibrillators

    13. Pacing for Sinus Node Disease: Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and Prognosis

    14. Pacing for Atrioventricular Conduction System Disease: Diagnosis, Pathophysiology and Prognosis


    16. Defibrillation Testing, Implant testing and Relation to Empiric ICD Programming

    17. ICD Therapy in Inherited Arrhythmias

    18. Pediatric Pacing and Implantable Defibrillator Therapy

    19. Basic and Emerging Principles of Device Therapy: Subcutaneous ICDs

    20. Leadless Pacing Concepts

    21. Implantation of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices

    22. Implantation of the Left Ventricular Lead, Including Surgical Epicardial Leads

    23. Interventional Techniques for Device Implantation

    24. Approach to Pulse Generator Changes

    25. Prevention and Management of Subacute and Chronic Procedural Complications and Management of Implant Complications

    26. Techniques and Devices for Lead Extraction

    27. Imaging of Implantable Devices

    28. Timing Cycles of Implantable Devices

    29. Pacemaker Programming and Troubleshooting

    30. ICD Programming and Troubleshooting

    31. Troubleshooting, Follow-up and Programming of BiV Devices

    32. Follow-up of CIED, Remote and In-Person: Implementation and Guidelines

    33. Electromagnetic Interference and CIED

    34. Guidelines for Managing the Device and Lead Advisories

    35. Ethics Issues Regarding Pacemaker and ICD Therapy


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