Cases in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy, a brand-new medical reference book for cardiologists, electrophysiologists, surgeons, and primary care doctors, offers an informative and structured view of the newest approaches, treatments and follow-up care methods for heart failure patients treated with Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy. Complete with practical examples from top leaders in the field, this resource is designed to equip you with the cohesive, expert knowledge you need to make the best use of today's available technologies and research."This outstanding text will appeal to clinicians from widely varying backgrounds, and each will learn something valuable...This is a remarkable book and provides a truly unique perspective on this important clinical practice." Foreword by: Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, Kontos Professor of Cardiology, May 2015
- Better manage the challenging clinical scenarios you may encounter with case studies that include a brief introduction, clinical decision-making techniques, evidence-based rationales, and selected references for further study.
- Remain up-to-date in this rapidly evolving field with clinical recommendations, updates on the latest technological advances, troubleshooting techniques, and recent key clinical trials.
- Access practical examples regarding the process for selecting and implanting devices, as well as follow-up care for heart-failure patients being treated with CRT.
- Stay abreast of today's novel wireless technologies, information on robotic-assisted implantations, and current methodologies on VV optimization.
- Access the complete contents online at Expert Consult.
Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: A Case-Based Approach
Cheuk-Man Yu, David L. Hayes, Angelo Auricchio
Section 1: Current Indications
1: PAROXYSMAL ATRIAL FIBRILLATION IN CRT-PATIENTS: CHALLENGE OR ROUTINE?
2: IMPLANTATION OF A BIVENTRICULAR ICD FOLLOWED BY CATHETER ABLATION IN A PATIENT WITH DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY AND PERMANENT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION
3: EFFICACY OF CRT IN RBBB
4: ISSUE OF QRS 120-150 MS
5: VALUE OF CARDIAC RESYNCHRONIZATION THERAPY IN A PATIENT WITH RIGHT HEART FAILURE DUE TO PULMONARY ARTERIAL HYPERTENSION
6: ROLE OF OPTIMAL MEDICAL THERAPY
Section 2: Expanding Indications of CRT
7: EFFICACY OF CRT IN NYHA II
8: PACEMAKER INDICATION
9: INTERCOMMISSURAL LEAD PLACEMENT INTO A RIGHT VENTRICULAR CORONARY SINUS
Section 3: Challenging CRT Implantation
10: RIGHT VENTRICULAR PACING RELATED CARDIOMYOPATHY
11: IT IS WHERE YOU GO THAT MATTERS, NOT HOW YOU GET THERE! –
USING THE MIDDLE CARDIAC VEIN
12: MAPPING THE CORONARY SINUS VEINS USING AN ACTIVE FIXATION LEAD TO OVERCOME PHRENIC NERVE STIMULATION
13: THE UTILITY OF ACTIVE FIXATION LEAD IN UNSTABLE LEFT VENTRICULAR LEAD POSITIONS WITHIN THE CORONARY SINUS FOR LEFT VENTRICULAR STIMULATION
14: PERSISTANT LEFT SUPERIOR VENA CAVA: UTILITY OF RIGHT-SIDED VENOUS ACCESS FOR CORONARY SINUS LEAD IMPLANTATION
15: VIDEO-ASSISTED THORACOTOMY SURGERY (VATS) FOR THE IMPLANTATION OF AN EPICARDIAL LEFT VENTRICULAR LEAD
16: ROLE OF CARDIAC CT BEFORE IMPLANT: DIAGNOSIS OF A PROMINENT THEBESIAN VALVE AS AN OBSTACLE TO LEFT VENTRICULAR LEAD DEPLOYMENT IN CRT
Section 4: New CRT Implantation Techniques
17: ENDOCARDIAL LV LEAD – HI