Key Features

  • Includes comprehensive and detailed coverage of all arrhytmias and ablation technologies.
  • Uses consistent chapter format to make accessing information easy.
  • Outlines a systematic approach to specific problems encountered in the laboratory along with solutions.
  • Utilizes extensive tables to summarize key information in each chapter.
  • Presents specific "hard to remember" numerical information used in diagnosis and mapping.

Table of Contents

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 Conne


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About the authors

Shoei Huang

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair Professor of Medicine, Tzu Chi University School of Medicine; Director, Center of Cardiovascular Medicine, Taichung Tzu Chi General Hospital, Hualien, Taiwan; Former Professor of Medicine with Tenure, Texas A&M University Health Science Center; Former Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacing, Baylor-Scott & White Health, Temple, Texas

Mark Wood

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Co-director, Clinical EP Lab, Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center, Richmond, VA, USA