DescriptionWhile bringing into focus the major advances in cardiac pacing over the last 5-6 years this book places particular emphasis on new techniques for the treatment of congestive heart failure. Other topics include new and unusual indications for pacemakers, the clinical aspects of expanding pacemaker memory and stored electrograms in the diagnosis of arrhythmias, automatic mode switching, the pacemaker/ICD interface, complex pacemaker electrocardiography and advances in pacemaker follow-up. This book will be a valuable resource for those involved in the care of patients with implanted devices.
Jacques Edmond Mugica.
Part I: Implantation and Explantation.
1. Implantation Techniques for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy.
Peter H. Belott.
2. Pacing in Vasovagal Syncope: Are too Many or too Few Pacemakers Implanted?.
David G. Benditt and Mary E. McGrory-Usset.
3. Unusual Indications for Cardiac Pacing.
Chu-Pak Lau, Hung-Fat Tse, Kathy Lai-Fun Lee and S. Serge Barold.
4. Pacing for Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation: Fact or Fancy?.
Panos E. Vardas and Emmanuel M. Kanoupakis.
5. Extraction of Pacing and Defibrillation Leads: Current Concepts and Methods.
Charles J. Love.
Part II: Multisite Pacing in Heart Failure.
6. Multisite Pacing for Heart Failure: from Electrophysiology to Hemodynamics.
Luigi Padeletti, Maria Cristina Porciani, Alessandra Sabini, Cristina Tosti Guerra, Andrea Colella, Gabriele Demarchi, Paolo Pieragnoli, and Antonio Michelucci.
7. Ventricular Resynchronization: Predicting Responders.
David A. Kass.
8. Electrocardiography of Multisite Ventricular Pacing.
Stéphane Garrigue, S. Serge Barold, and Jacques Clémenty.
9. Arrhythmias of Biventricular Pacemakers and ICDs.
S. Serge Barold, Stéphane Garrigue, Carsten W. Israel, Ignacio Gallardo, and Jacques Clémenty.
Part III. Advances in Technology.
10. Left Ventricular Stimulation: Epicardial, Transvenous or Endocardial?.
11. Permanent and Temporary Single-Lead VDD and DDD Pacing: State of the Art.
I. Eli Ovsyshcher and Eugene Crystal.
12. Pacemaker Memory: Basic Concepts and New Technology.
Paul A. Levine, Robert E. Smith Jr., Balakrishnan Shankar, Greg Hauck, Jeffrey Snell, Andre Walker and Mark Kroll.
13. Future Trends in Pacemaker Technology.
Michael R. Gold and David A. Casavant.
Part IV. Pacemaker Follow-Up.
14. Diagnosis of Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias by Automatic Mode Switching Algorithms of Dual Chamber Pacemakers.
S. Serge Barold, Carsten W. Israel, Roland X. Stroobandt, Stéphane Garrigue, Chu-Pak Lau, and Ignacio Gallardo.
15. Pacemaker Memory: Diagnosis of Atrial Tachyarrhythmias.
Carsten W. Israel and S. Serge Barold.
16. Diagnostic Algorithms for the Detection of Ventricular Tachycardia by Implanted Pacemakers.
S. Serge Barold and Michael Eldar.
17. Evaluation of the Pacing Function of Dual- and Triple-Chamber ICDs.
Sergio L. Pinski.
18. Complexity of Follow-up in Multisite Pacing.
19. Electromagnetic Interference with Implantable Cardiac Devices.
David L. Hayes.
- brings into focus the major advances in cardiac pacing in the last 5-6 years.
- Emphasis on new techniques for the treatment of congestive heart failure.
- Controversial indications for pacing are included especially atrial fibrillation.
- The interface of pacemaker and defibrillator is discussed to highlight the new field of pacing by ICDs which is quite different from conventional pacing.
- The book should be valuable to all involved with the care of patients with implanted devices.