Device Therapy for Congestive Heart Failure


  • Kenneth Ellenbogen, MD, Kontos Professor of Medicine, Chair, Division of Cardiology, VCU School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Bruce Wilkoff, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University; Director, Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Devices, Director: Clinical Electrophysiology Research, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
  • G. Neal Kay, MD, Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Section, Division of Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

The field's foremost authorities offer guidance on the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and pacemakers for the management of congestive heart failure. They explain how these devices work; examine the patient-and device-selection process; review implant techniques, and outline aftercare. This concise resource makes this complex subject easy to understand.
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Book information

  • Published: December 2003
  • Imprint: SAUNDERS
  • ISBN: 978-0-7216-0279-0

Table of Contents

1)Epidemiology and Prognosis of Heart Failure Patients
Paul C. Zei
Lynne W. Stevenson

2)Pathophysiology of Cardiac Dyssynchrony and Resynchronization
David A. Kass

3)Clinical Trials of Resynchronization Therapy
Kenneth A. Ellenbogen
Leslie A. Saxon

4)Clinical Pacemakers Trials in Systolic Cardiac Dysfunction: Non-Resynchronization
Michael R. Gold, J. Marcus Wharton

5)ICD Trials in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure-Non BiV
Alfred E. Buxton

6)Anatomy and Implant Techniques for BiV Devices
Seth J. Worley
Angel R. Leon
Bruce L. Wilkoff

7)Troubleshooting and Programming of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
G. Neal Kay

8)Programming Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Richard A. Grimm