The field's foremost authorities offer guidance on the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and pacemakers for the management of congestive heart failure. They explain how these devices work; examine the patient-and device-selection process; review implant techniques, and outline aftercare. This concise resource makes this complex subject easy to understand.
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.
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
By Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, Kontos Professor of Medicine, Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Section, VCU School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond, VA, USA; Bruce L. Wilkoff, MD, 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; and G. Neal Kay, MD, Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Section, Division of Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL