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This book is a useful resource that every physician taking care of patients with cardiac arrhythmias should be familiar with. This book includes six chapters written by experts in their field.
Chapter 1 is a very comprehensive article on basic mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias.
Chapter 2 discusses the chronobiological aspects of the impact apnoic episodes on ventricular arrhythmias.
Chapter 3 focuses on the most recent developments in navigation, detection, and tracking during cardiac ablation interventions.
Chapter 4 discusses the epidemiology and pathophysiology of ventricular arrhythmias in several noncardiac diseases, the main methods used to assess arrhythmia risk, and their association with long-term outcomes. Dyslipidemia, diabetes mellitus, obesity, and liver, hematologic, neurologic, and psychiatric disorders are discussed.
Chapter 5 discusses the prevalence and prognosis of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with and without heart disease. Medical therapy including use of antiarrhythmic drugs and invasive intervention for complex ventricular arrhythmias are discussed. Studies on the effect of the automatic implantantable cardioverter-defibrilator (AICD) on mortality in patients with ventricular tachyarrhythmias are discussed. Indications for implantation of an AICD for primary and for secondary prevention in patients with and without congestive heart failure are discussed.
Chapter 6 discusses surgical management of atrial fibrillation.
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