Practical Electrophysiology - Sra 9781935395171

Practical Electrophysiology
Practical Electrophysiology

Practical Electrophysiology - Sra 9781935395171

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Practical Electrophysiology

Editors: Jasbir S. Sra, MD; Masood Akhtar, MD

Associate Editors: Andrea Natale, MD; David J. Wilber, MD

Publication Details:
Published December 2014
ISBN: 9781935395171
Trim size: 8.5x 11 inches
624 pages, full color interior
Format: Hardcover; eBook


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Practical Electrophysiology is a detailed presentation of the fundamental aspects of electrophysiology written by an internationally recognized group of experts. To fully engage the reader and to help facilitate the learning process, 77 case studies covering ECGs, SVTs, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and more are included not only with questions, but also with a full discussion of the answers.

From the Preface:

A plethora of significant new research and findings makes it difficult to keep up with the ever-changing field of electrophysiology. Despite these constant advances, there are fundamental aspects of the science that need to be understood by students of electrophysiology. This book was created to educate and uses cases and questions to keep the reader engaged. Chapter and case topics were chosen so that the information presented is useful for years to come. My associate editors and I are hopeful that this book will prove a useful tool for those interested in the field of electrophysiology. We also are very grateful to all the contributing authors for spending their time and effort to help create this handy but comprehensive and interesting work.

Jasbir Sra, Milwaukee     


Jasbir S. Sra, MD, FACC, FAHA, FHRS
Aurora Sinai/Aurora St. Luke's Medical Centers
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Masood Akhtar, MD, FACC, MACP, FAHA, FHRS
Aurora Sinai/Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Centers
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Associate Editors:

Andrea Natale, MD, FACC, FHRS, FESC
Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute
St. David’s Medical Center
Austin, Texas

David J. Wilber, MD, FAHA, FACC
Loyola University Health System
Maywood, Illinois


Table of Contents:

Chapter 1: Cellular Basis for Cardiac Electrophysiology
Evgeny P. Anyukhovsky, Eugene A. Sosunov, and Michael R. Rosen

Chapter 2: Regional Anatomy for the Invasive Electrophysiologist
Paula Gonçalves Macedo, Nirusha Lachman, Nandini Sehar, and Samuel J. Asirvatham

Chapter 3: Physiological Responses During Electrophysiologic Evaluation
Masood Akhtar and Jasbir S. Sra

Chapter 4: The Electrocardiogram in Ventricular Tachycardia
Hein J. J. Wellens

Case Studies

Section 1: ECGs, Syncope, Bradyarrhythmias, Non-Invasive Testing
Section 2: Supraventricular Tachycardias
Section 3: Atrial Flutter, Atrial Fibrillation
Section 4: Ventricular Fibrillation, Ventricular Tachycardia
Section 5: Channelopathies, ECGs and other Markers for Cardiac Arrhythmias
Section 6: Anticoagulation, Antiarrhythmic Drug Therapy, Catheter and Surgical Ablation
Section 7: Electrical Therapy - Pacing, Implantable Defibrillators, Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
Section 8: Imaging - Fluoroscopy, Echocardiography, 3D Imaging, Remote Navigation, Image Integration

Doody's Review Service:

Ahmet Afsin Oktay, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation)

This book provides comprehensive, evidence-based, and clinically oriented insights into cardiac electrophysiology. The lead editors, Jasbir S. Sra and Masood Akhtar, from Aurora St. Luke's Medical Centers, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, are internationally recognized electrophysiologists with multiple publications on heart rhythm disorders.

The book fulfills its purpose of providing a broad knowledge base and practical insight into the current state of the field of cardiac electrophysiology.

It will be useful for electrophysiologists, general cardiologists, cardiology or electrophysiology fellows, and any physicians and researchers who are interested in heart rhythm disorders.

The book begins by exploring the cellular and physiological basis of cardiac electrophysiology and regional anatomy for invasive electrophysiologists. Then it covers every aspect, including but not limited to pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of heart rhythm disorders. Different from classic textbooks, each topic is covered with a sample case study, and the book presents 77 case studies in eight different sections.

Within the past few decades, extensive research has broadened our understanding of the pathophysiological basis of heart disorders. This has led to the implementation of numerous novel diagnostic and therapeutic modalities in the management of heart rhythm disorders. The unique feature of this book is that each topic is discussed based on case studies, an approach that will help readers translate scientific information into clinical practice more readily. Each case discussion is supported by several multiple-choice questions, which not only highlight the most important clinical aspects, but also provide an opportunity to practice for board examinations.