Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization Therapy - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9781416025368

Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization Therapy

3rd Edition

Authors: Kenneth Ellenbogen Bruce Wilkoff G. Neal Kay Chu Pak Lau
Hardcover ISBN: 9781416025368
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 18th December 2006
Page Count: 1280

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This 3rd edition presents cutting-edge standards of pacing and defibrillation to keep you at the forefront of this rapidly expanding field. You'll find coverage of all the new devices and management strategies you need to solve a full range of clinical problems using today's best approaches. Written by world authorities on pacing and devices for cardiac care, this new full-color 3rd edition is the more practical than ever!

Key Features

  • Addresses the management of patients with a broad range of conditions, including sinus node disease, carotid sinus hypersensitivity, tachyarrhythmias, heart failure, and more.
  • Details cardiac pacing in pediatric patients.
  • Illustrates vital concepts and techniques with over 745 x-rays and figures.
  • Explains how to approach pacemaker generator changes.
  • Reviews fundamental concepts such as how to pace the heart and how leads, power sources, programmers, and electronic circuitry work.

Table of Contents


Chapter 1---Cardiac Electrical Stimulation

Chapter 2---Principes of Defibrillation: Cellular Physiology to fields and waveforms

Chapter 3---Sensing and Arrhythmia Detection by implantable devices

Chapter 4---Engineering and construction of pacemaker and defibrillation leads

Chapter 5: Sensors in implantable devices—incldues information on chronotropic incompetence

Chapter 6---Power sources for implantable devices

Chapter 7---Pacemaker/ICD Circuitry/Remote Telemetry


Chapter 8---Device Nomenclature

Chapter 9---Basic Physiology and Hemodynamics of Cardiac Pacing, including ventricular contraction and resynchronization

Chapter 10---Clinical Trials of Bradycardia Pacing

Chapter 11---Clinical Trials of Defibrillator Therapy

Chapter 12---Clinical Trials of Resynchronization Therapy

Chapter 13---Pacing for Sinus Node Disease; including pacing for prevention of atrial tachycarrhythmias

Chapter 14---Pacing for Conduction System Disease

Chapter 15---Pacing for Neurally Mediated Syndromes (CSH, et al.)

Chapter 16---Sensor Driven Pacing: Device Specifics: Activity, Accelerometers, MV, QT

Chapter 17---Defibrillation testing, including ATP and preventive pacing

Section 3 Implantation Techniques

Chapter 18---Implantation of pacemakers and defibrillators

Chapter 19---Implantation of the left ventricular lead

Chapter 20---Approach to Pulse Generator Changes

Chapter 21---Management of Implant Complications

Chapter 22---Techniques and devices for lead extraction

Chapter 23---Radiography of implantable devices


Chapter 24---Timing Cycles of Implantable Devices

Chapter 25---Pacemaker Troubleshooting and follow-up (no BiV PM)

Chapter 26---ICD Troubleshooting and follow-up (no BiV ICD)

Chapter 27---Troubleshooting, follow-up and programming of BiV devices (including echo optimization)

Chapter 28---Follow-up, and interpretation of implantable syncope monitors

Chapter 29---EMI and Implantable Devices

Chapter 30---Pediatric Pacing and Implantable Defibrillator Therapy


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About the Author

Kenneth Ellenbogen

Affiliations and Expertise

Kontos Professor of Medicine, Chairman, Division of Cardiology, Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Laboratory, Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Bruce Wilkoff

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University; Director, Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Devices, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

G. Neal Kay

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Division of Cardiovascular Disease,Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Chu Pak Lau

Affiliations and Expertise

Honorary Clinical Professor, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, research Center of Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China