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Electrophysiologic Testing, 5th Edition

Richard N. Fogoros MD

ISBN: 978-1-118-39960-6 July 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 352 Pages


When you need to know how to order, perform and evaluate core EP tests and optimize patient care, turn to the one, updated resource you can count on for clear and accessible guidance: Electrophysiologic Testing, 5th Edition.

Electrophysiological Testing has become the most trusted resource for those learning or mastering EP testing, from students, nurse and technicians to residents, cardiology fellows, primary care physicians and cardiologists. Dr Fogoros's singular approach clarifies the role of electrophysiology in the evaluation of cardiac arrhythmias and provides clear, easy-to-understand summaries of complex topics. The result is a book that provides just what you need – not more – to successfully test for abnormal heart rhythms using today’s most common devices and techniques.

What's new?

  • Completely revised to update the data from recent randomized trials on ablation, ICDs and CRT
  • Expanded information on the CARTO system
  • A chapter on dysautomia
  • Plus an all-new section of self-assessment questions to help you master essential concepts and test your recall of key information

Preface viii

Acknowledgements ix

Part I Disorders of the Heart Rhythm: Basic Principles

1 The Cardiac Electrical System 3

2 Abnormal Heart Rhythms 13

3 Treatment of Arrhythmias 23

Part II The Electrophysiology Study in the Evaluation and Therapy of Cardiac Arrhythmias

4 Principles of the Electrophysiology Study 37

5 The Electrophysiology Study in the Evaluation of Bradycardia: The SA Node AV Node and His–Purkinje System 60

6 The Electrophysiology Study in the Evaluation of Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias 102

7 The Electrophysiology Study in the Evaluation and Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias 160

8 Transcatheter Ablation: Therapeutic Electrophysiology 210

9 Cardiac Resynchronization: Pacing Therapy for Heart Failure 258

10 The Evaluation of Syncope 273

11 Electrophysiologists and Dysautonomia 285

12 Electrophysiologic Testing in Perspective: The Evaluation and Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias 299

Questions 311

Answers 323

Index 325

“This book provides an organized approach to the assessment and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. It is an excellent reference for those seeking to improve their knowledge and awareness of electrophysiology. Its format is easy to read and provides rapid access to accurate information.”  (Doody’s, 25 January 2013)