Not only does Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers and Defibrillators provide a sound introduction to the subject, in the later chapters it goes beyond the basics, introducing more advanced techniques such as lead extraction. It can be used both for those in training and for those with direct patient care responsibilities.
With its up to date, evidence–based approach and inclusion of the latest AHA guidelines on pacing, this is an ideal guide to a major aspect of modern cardiac management.
1 Basic principles of pacing.
2 Temporary cardiac pacing.
Oliver R. Segal, Vias Markides, D. Wyn Davies, and Nicholas S. Peters.
3 Pacemaker implantation and indications.
Aneesh V. Tolat and Peter J. Zimetbaum.
4 The ICD and how it works.
Henry F. Clemo and Kenneth A. Ellenbogen.
5 Indications for the implanted cardioverter–defibrillator.
Alfred E. Buxton.
6 ICD follow–up: complications, troubleshooting, and emergencies related to ICDs.
Kristin E. Ellison.
7 Pacing therapies for heart failure.
Rebecca E. Lane, Martin R. Cowie, and Anthony W.C. Chow.
8 Pacing in special cases: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease.
Martin Lowe and Fiona Walker.
9 Lead problems, device infections, and lead extraction.
Richard Schilling and Simon Sporton.