by A.V. Moskalenko

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Wilbert S. Aronow (Ed.), “Cardiac Arrhythmias — Mechanisms, Pathophysiology, and Treatment”
Publishing house: InTech, Croatia, 2014
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ISBN 978-953-51-1221-1,
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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.

Financial and Competing Interests Disclosure

The author has no relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity with a financial interest in or financial conflict with the subject matter or materials discussed in the manuscript. This includes employment, consultancies, honoraria, stock ownership or options, expert testimony, grants or patents received or pending, or royalties.

No writing assistance was utilized in the production of this manuscript.

Wilbert S. Aronow (Ed.)
Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine,
Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College,
Valhalla, NY, USA

Table of Contents





Chapter 1.


 Basic Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias. Andrey Moskalenko, The Institute of Mathematical Problems of Biology RAS, Pushchino, Russia


Chapter 2.


 Chronobiological Aspects of Impact of Apnoic Episode and Reoxygenation on the Electrical Myocardial Properties and Autonomic Nervous System Activity in Wistar Rats. Pavol Svorc, Ivana Bacova, Pavol Svorc, Jr., Monika Novakova and Alexander Marossy, Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty, Safarik University, Kosice, Slovak Republic; Department of Physiology, Medical Faculty, Ostrava University, Ostrava, Czech Republic


Chapter 3.


 Detection, Tracking and Related Costs of Ablation Catheters in the Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias. Pascal Fallavollita, Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures & Augmented Reality, Fakultät für Informatik, Technische Universität München, Germany


Chapter 4.


 Ventricular Arrhythmia Risk in Noncardiac Diseases. Ioana Mozos, University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Department of Functional Sciences, Timisoara, Romania


Chapter 5.


 Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias. Wilbert S. Aronow, Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Westchester Medical Center/New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA


Chapter 6.


 Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation: An Overview. Haralabos Parissis, B.C. Ramesh and Bassel Al-Alao, Cardiothoracic Department, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK