Electrophysiology for Clinicians

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Electrophysiology for Clinicians

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by Miguel A. Barrero Garcia; Laurent Macle; Paul Khairy; and Stanley Nattel
Foreword by William G. Stevenson, MD   

Publication Details:
Published May 2011
ISBN: 9781935395140
Trim Size: 6 x 9 inches
254 pages
Format: Paperback

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A concise and practical tool for learning the basic concepts of cardiac electrophysiology, including the diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmias, and the indications for patient referral.
Clinically oriented, practical and a useful resource for:    

  • Allied health professionals in the lab and in the clinic
  • Fellows
  • The general physician who needs to know the technical aspects of electrophysiology
  • Anyone on the front line dealing with patients that present with cardiac problems

From the foreword:

Electrophysiology for Clinicians is a superb distillation of the field for clinicians. Authored by leaders in the field, led from the Montreal Heart Institute, it is a clear and concise text emphasizing clinically valuable insights and providing their pathophysiologic basis. Overviews of the fundamentals of arrhythmias and therapies provide the clinician with the necessary foundation for incorporation and retention of new advances into their knowledge base. This book is of great value to health care providers who care for patients with cardiac arrhythmias.
- William G. Stevenson, MD

From the preface:

Electrophysiology for Clinicians unravels the complexities inherent to cardiac electrophysiology, with a focus on diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmias and indications for patient referral. With a standardized chapter outline approach that includes key points, color figures, charts, and tables, this handy guide will help demystify the essentials of cardiac electrophysiology for the practicing caregiver.


Authors:

Miguel A. Barrero Garcia, MD, Centre Hospitalier Regional de Trois Rivieres, Quebec

Laurent Macle, MD, Montreal Heart Institute, Montreal, Canada; Université de Montréal

Paul Khairy, MD, PhD, FRCP(c), Canada Research Chair, Electrophysiology and Adult Congenital Heart Disease; Director, Adult Congenital Heart Centre, Montreal Heart Institute; Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Montreal; Research Director, Boston Adult Congenital Heart Service, Harvard University

Stanley Nattel, MD, Professor of Medicine and Paul-David Chair in Cardiovascular Electrophysiology, University of Montreal; Cardiologist and Director of Electrophysiology Research Program, Montreal Heart Institute


Doody's Review Service 5-Star Rating:

Reviewer
Nicholas Hanna,  MD(Ochsner Clinic Foundation)

Description
Authored by leaders in the field from the Montreal Heart Institute, this handbook summarizes the clinical and diagnostic foundations of cardiac electrophysiology.

Purpose
The purpose is to review the basics of electrophysiology, with a particular focus on the diagnosis and management of cardiac arrhythmias. The book does not assume any formal training in electrophysiology.

Audience
It is suitable for students, allied health personnel, physicians in training, internists, and cardiologists interested in the field of electrophysiology.

Features
The chapters are organized into distinct sections, which include an introduction, disorders of conduction, management of clinical arrhythmias, and basics of implantable devices. Each chapter provides suggested readings and ends with instructions on the appropriate timing for referral to an electrophysiologist. There are many figures and tables that help guide decision-making in treating patients with rhythm disturbances, as well as sample ECGs and interrogations of implantable devices.

Assessment
This book effectively summarizes the foundation of the field, including management at the patient's bedside. Its strength is the ability of the authors to present complex ideas in an understandable format to enable clinicians to effectively apply the knowledge and therapies to individual patients. By providing overviews of the fundamentals of arrhythmias and therapies, the book helps give clinicians the confidence to manage patients with cardiac rhythm disturbances.