Device Therapy for Congestive Heart Failure

1st Edition


  • Kenneth Ellenbogen
  • Bruce Wilkoff
  • G. Neal Kay
  • Key Features

    • Discusses patient selection as well as aftercare.
    • Features practice guidelines and techniques for implanting all new devices.
    • Offers an outstanding review of cardiovascular anatomy.
    • Provides an overview on the prognosis for congestive heart failure, and clinical rationales for the selection of device therapy.
    • Reviews the results of clinical trials.

    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


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    © 2004
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    About the authors

    Kenneth Ellenbogen

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Kontos Professor of Medicine, Chair, Division of Cardiology, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, USA

    Bruce Wilkoff

    Affiliations and Expertise

    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

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Section, Division of Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA