Pacing Options in the Adult Patient with Congenital Heart Disease
December 2006, Wiley-Blackwell
Building on more than 60 years of device therapy Pacing
Options in the Adult Patient with Congenital Heart Disease
leads you through the many congenital heart defects now seen in
adults. This essential resource:
- Describes the various anatomical characteristics of repaired
and non-repaired congenital heart defects and compares these with
the normal anatomy, allowing you to easily identify the
- Guides you through the implant techniques, highlighting the specific problems that might be encountered and providing proven techniques to overcome technically difficult anatomical variations in patients with and without congenital heart disease
Throughout the book, schematic diagrams of the diverse anatomy of the congenital heart support the textual descriptions, and x-rays and fluoroscopic images illustrate the physiology and maximize understanding.
1 Know the anatomy.
2 Transvenous pacemaker implantation.
3 The pulse generator or ICD pocket.
4 Epicardial or epimyocardial pacing.
5 Problems with right ventricular apical pacing.
6 What type of lead fixation device do I use?.
7 Consider steerable stylets or catheters.
8 Safety in numbers – the belt and braces technique.
9 Do old leads need extraction?.
10 Stenosed venous channels.
11 Use of the coronary venous system.
12 Consider growth in teenagers.
Part 2 Patients, principles and problems.
Section A No previous cardiac surgery: pacemaker/ICD required.
13 Congenital atrioventricular block.
14 Congenitally corrected L-transposition of the great vessels.
15 Congenital long QT syndromes.
Section B No previous cardiac surgery: pacemaker/ICD a challenge.
16 Atrial septal defects and patent foramen ovale.
17 Persistent left superior vena cava.
19 Ebstein’s anomaly.
Section C Previous corrective or palliative cardiac surgery.
20 D-Transposition of the great vessels.
21 Septal defects including tetralogy of fallot.
22 Repaired Ebstein’s anomaly.
Section D No venous access to ventricle.
23 Univentricular heart.
- Pacemaker implanter >35 years.
- Coordinator of the World Survey on Cardiac Pacemakers and
- >200 manuscripts. Most first author or the major
- Author of ‘The cardiac pacemaker: Function and
Malfunction’. 1983 Grune and Stratton. ISBN:
- Author of ‘Rate Responsive Cardiac Pacing’ 1989
Published in Australia as a free publication distributed by
Telectronics PTY LTD (a pacemaker company)
- Associate Editor of PACE (Blackwell Futura)
Peter P. Karpawich, MD, FAAC, FAAP Professor, Pediatric
Medicine, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI,
USA And Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology and Pacemaker Services,
Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit. 3901 Beaubien Blvd,
Detroit, MI 48201, USA
- American Heart Association Committee on Congenital Heart
Defects and Council Cardiovascular Disease of the Young, Pediatric
Electrophysiology Society, Heart Rhythm Society
- Pacemaker implanter >20 years
- Publications > 180
- Industry consultant for pacemaker lead design and application in congenital heart
Dr Karpawich is a renowned pediatric cardiologist from Detroit who has a primary interest in pacing. His major contribution to this book is to cover the congenital disorders.
- Decades of device therapy in one accessible resource
- This book is the must-have resource covering: how the anatomy differs; what surgical procedures were performed; the potential pitfalls and problems during device implantation
“This is a concise guide…that uses an easy to navigate format. It makes excellent use of tables, drawings, and clinical vignettes…” (Doody’s Review Service)
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