Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization Therapy - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9781437716160, 9780323246170

Clinical Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization Therapy

4th Edition

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Authors: Kenneth Ellenbogen Bruce Wilkoff G. Neal Kay Chu Pak Lau
Hardcover ISBN: 9781437716160
eBook ISBN: 9780323246170
eBook ISBN: 9781437737905
Imprint: Saunders
Published Date: 5th October 2011
Page Count: 1104

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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.

Key Features

  • Manage more patients and handle a broader range of conditions by following the newest standards in pacing, defibrillation, and resynchronization technologies.
  • Apply the latest procedures with guidance from world authorities who contribute fresh perspectives on the challenging clinical area of cardiac electrophysiology.

Table of Contents

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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About the Authors

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