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Implantable Cardioverter - Defibrillators Step by Step: An Illustrated Guide



Implantable Cardioverter - Defibrillators Step by Step: An Illustrated Guide

Roland X. Stroobandt, S. Serge Barold, Alfons F. Sinnaeve

ISBN: 978-1-405-18638-4 January 2009 Wiley-Blackwell 438 Pages


Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators Step by Step ILLUSTRATED

Health care professionals now have a clear and concise overview of all relevant aspects of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators. In the successful fomat established by Cardiac Pacemakers Step by Step, this handy paperback demystifies the devices that have revolutionized cardiac care.

Authored – not edited – for a smooth, easy-to-read presentation, the book uses:

to explain important aspects of ICD therapy. Progressing from basic to more sophisticated topics, the authors concentrate on clinically useful material. All members of the patient care team will welcome this timely guide.





1. Cardiac tachyarrhythmias.

2. Indications.

3. ICD hardware Battery, capacitors and leads.

4. ICD implantation.

5. Sensing and detection.

6. SVT/VT discrimination.

7. ICD therapies.

8. ICD timing cycles.

9. Complications of ICD therapy.

10. Follow-up of ICDs.

11. Troubleshooting.

12. Special ICD functions and resynchronization therapy.

13. ICD function with emphasis on stored electrograms.

Representative examples 1 to 65.


1. Cardiac tachyarrhythmias.

2. Indications for ICD.

3. ICD hardware.

4. ICD implantation and lead systems.

5. Sensing and detection of ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation.

6. SVT/VT discrimination.

7. ICD therapies.

8. Timing cycles of ICDs.

9. Complications of ICD therapy.

10. ICD follow-up.

11. Troubleshooting.

12. Cardiac resynchronization.

13. Appendix A: American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/European Society of Cardiology: 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients with Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Death.

14. Appendix B: American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/Heart Rhythm Society: 2008 Guidelines for ICD and CRT.


"Overall, this is a good introductory book to ICD implantation and the relevant science behind its use." (Doody's Reviews, June 2009)

  • A step-by-step look at a growing and difficult to understand area

  • Covers important aspects of ICD and CRT therapy with full-page illustrations, accompanying text and representative ICD tracings

  • Offers free access to an accompanying website with unlimited access

  • Useful for all health care workers involved with ICD patients