Mayo Clinic Electrophysiology Manual

Author: Samuel J. Asirvatham


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  • ISBN: 9780199941193
  • Author: Samuel J. Asirvatham
  • Publ Date: 2013-11-28
  • Edition:
  • Pages: 720
  • Imprint: OUP *#
  • Status: ACT
  • ID - 194221

Table of Contents :

Section 1: Understanding the Tools and Techniques of Electrophysiology ; Chapter 1: Introduction to the EP Manual:floroscopic views, Electrograms, and relevant anatomy. ; Chapter 2: Use of intracardiac Echocardiography in cardiac electrophysiology. Chapter 9: Catheter ablation and device therapy in congenital heart disease ; Chapter 3: Electroanatomic mapping for cathater ablation of cardiac arrhythmias. ; Chapter 4: Diagnostic Maneuvers Commonly used in the electro physiology laboratory: Understanding the rationale, techniques and interpretation. ; Chapter 5: Reentry, transient entrainment and concealed entrainment. ; Chapter 6: Approach to wide QRS tachycardias ; Chapter 7: Basic cardiac electrophysiology ; Chapter 8: Antiarrhythmic drug therapy: Understanding options for the ablationist. ; Chapter 9: Catheter ablation and device therapy in congenital heart disease. ; Section 2: Case Studies: Testing the Principles ; Case 1 ; Case 2 ; Case 3 ; Case 4 ; Case 5 ; Case 6 ; Case 7 ; Case 8 ; Case 9 ; Case 10 ; Case 11 ; Case 12 ; Case 13 ; Case 14 ; Case 15 ; Case 16 ; Case 17 ; Case 18 ; Case 19 ; Case 20


Mayo Clinic Electrophysiology Manual is the first comprehensive guide to the electrical activity of biological cells and tissues and the techniques of electrophysiology. Through a case-based discussion of patients with arrhythmias, the book illustrates the various contemporary techniques for diagnosis, imaging, and physiology-based therapeutic ablation. Section one addresses the basics of electrophysiology, including device placement, recording, measurement, diagnosis, imaging, amperometry, and physiology-based therapeutic ablation, helping the reader appreciate and more fully understand the complexity and lessons of the emergent specialty. The second section is a case-based discussion of adult and pediatric arrhythmias broken down into twenty patient case studies, intended to help the student and clinician apply their understanding of electrophysiology to real presentations and think about how to plan and execute invasive study and ablation. Each of the twenty case chapters features a question and answer section in order to aid study and retention of material. Replete with full-page color images of intracardiac electrograms, fluoroscopic images, ultrasound images, advanced mapping, and correlated anatomic dissection, Mayo Clinic Electrophysiology Manual is the first focused exploration of the topic and is specifically designed to help both students and practitioners understand and integrate techniques into their daily practice. At present, clinicians have had to piece together information on electrophysiology from a variety of sources, often leaving gaps in knowledge. Mayo Clinic Electrophysiology Manual provides the clinician with a single authoritative guide and quick reference. Through in-depth analysis of electrophysiological techniques and an understanding of the anatomic and physiological basis for present day mapping, image integration, and ablation, this volume is an indispensable resource for students, practicing physicians, researchers, and experts in electrophysiology.


This will be an excellent reference for clinicians in training and practicing cardiac electrophysiologists. The questions and case-based format will be particularly helpful to those in training. Doody's Notes

Author Biography:

Samuel J Asirvatham, MD is Vice Chair of Cardiovascular Innovation, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic


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