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Cardiac Pacing and ICDs, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-1-4443-5659-5
568 pages
August 2011, Wiley-Blackwell
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This fifth edition of Cardiac Pacing and ICDs continues to be an invaluable and accessible clinical reference guide for cardiologists, electrophysiologists, surgeons, fellows, residents, nurses, PAs, and technicians.


Fully revised and updated, this popular text offers expanded information on ICDs and CRT devices, with more focused bibliographies, enhanced figures and additional examples and tables, ensuring that this book is even better than the last edition. As with the previous edition, the chapters are organized in the sequence of the evaluation of an actual patient, making it an effective and practical guide.


Features include:


  • Updated information on ICDs and CRT devices
  • New authors with up-to-date perspectives on device management
  • Updated information based on new AHA/ACC and HRS guidelines
  • Many completely new and updated chapters and illustrations
  • New tables and flow charts to emphasize key concepts
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Table of Contents



1 Indications for permanent and temporary cardiac pacing: Robert W Peters (University of Maryland), Pugazhendhi Vijayaraman (Geisinger Medical Center, Pennsylvania), Kenneth A Ellenbogen (Virginia Commonwealth University).

2 Basic concepts of pacing: Joshua M Cooper (University of Pennsylvania), G Neal Kay (University of Alabama at Birmingham).

3 Hemodynamics of cardiac pacing and pacing mode selection: Bruce S Stambler (Case Western Reserve University), Dwight W Reynolds (University of Oklahoma).

4 Temporary cardiac pacing: Mark A Wood (Virginia Commonwealth University).

5 Techniques of pacemaker implantation and removal: Joseph E Marine (Johns Hopkins University), Jeffrey A Brinker (Johns Hopkins University).

6 Pacemaker timing cycles: Paul J Wang (Stanford University), Amin Al-Ahmad (Stanford University), David L Hayes (Mayo Clinic).

7 Evaluation and management of pacing system malfunctions: Suneet Mittal (Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons).

8 The implantable cardioverter defi brillator: Frank A Cuoco (Medical University of South Carolina), Michael R Gold (Medical University of South Carolina).

9 Cardiac resynchronization therapy: Michael O Sweeney (Harvard Medical School).

10 ICD follow-up and troubleshooting: Sumeet S Chugh (Oregon Health and Science University), Mark A Wood (Virginia Commonwealth University).

11 Follow-up assessments of the pacemaker patient: Mark H Schoenfeld (Yale University School of Medicine), Mark L Blitzer (Yale University School of Medicine).


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Author Information

Ken Ellenbogen, MD, is a professor of medicine and director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at the Medical College of Virginia.

Mark Wood, MD, is associate professor and assistant director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at the Medical College of Virginia.

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The Wiley Advantage

  • An accessible and practical clinical reference for residents, fellows, surgeons, nurses, PAs, and technicians

  • Contains updated information on ICDs and CRT devices
  • Includes information based on ACC, AHA and HRS guidelines
  • Illustrated and organized to be an effective practical guide
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book is mainly addressed to electrophysiologists, but is certainly useful also
for students, general  cardiologists or
other clinical specialists. It can be interesting also for physicists, nurses
and biomedical engineers. We suggest this publication to nuclear physicians and
residents interested in nuclear cardiology regarding growing interest connected
with old and new radionuclide procedures, including receptor imaging, in diagnosing
and evaluating patients with cardiac diseases affecting rhythm and in assessing
conduction of the signal.”  (Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging,
1 December 2012)

"This book is essential in providing up-to-date and concise information for physicians who want the knowledge and skills to manage patients." (Doody's, November 2008)
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