The classic guide to applying, performing and interpreting EP tests, updated for the latest trends and developments in the field
For more than thirty years, Electrophysiologic Testing has been a trusted introduction to the field of electrophysiology for anyone needing to quickly acquaint themselves with basic concepts and procedures of EP testing, especially medical students, residents, nurses and technicians. At the same time, it also has served as a ready reference for medical practitioners wanting to brush up on aspects of electrophysiology, or to fine–tune their mastery of the field.
Updates and additions featured in the Sixth Edition of this classic guide include extensive new material on the ablation of cardiac arrhythmias, including new chapters on the ablation of atrial fibrillation, typical and atypical atrial flutters and ventricular arrhythmias.
The ultimate guide to applying, performing and interpreting EP tests to optimize the treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias, Electrophysiologic Testing, Sixth Edition:
- Clarifies the role of electrophysiology in the evaluation of cardia arrhythmias
- Provides clear summaries of complex topics
- Features a uniquely user–friendly style that makes information easy to digest and recall
- Offers clear, step–by–step guidance on performing EP tests and interpreting their results
- Reviews the latest developments in therapeutic electrophysiology
As with all previous editions, this updated and revised Sixth Edition was written with the goal of demystifying electrophysiology, and making it readily accessible to virtually anyone with a professional need. To that end, Drs. Fogoros and Mandrola have once again turned in a masterful performance.
Preface to the Sixth Edition vii
Part I Disorders of the Heart Rhythm: Basic Principles 1
1 The Cardiac Electrical System 3
2 Abnormal Heart Rhythms 13
3 Treatment of Arrhythmias 25
Part II The Electrophysiology Study in the Evaluation and Therapy of Cardiac Arrhythmias 37
4 Principles of the Electrophysiology Study 39
5 The Electrophysiology Study in the Evaluation of Bradycardia: The SA Node, AV Node, and His Purkinje System 63
6 The Electrophysiology Study in the Evaluation of Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias 107
7 The Electrophysiology Study in the Evaluation and Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias 167
8 Transcatheter Ablation: Therapeutic Electrophysiology 221
9 Ablation of Supraventricular Tachycardias 233
10 Ablation of PVCs and Ventricular Tachycardia 255
11 Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation 279
12 Ablation of Atrial Flutter 299
13 Cardiac Resynchronization: Pacing Therapy for Heart Failure 319
14 The Evaluation of Syncope 333
15 Electrophysiologic Testing in Perspective: The Evaluation and Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias 347
Questions and Answers 359
Richard N. Fogoros, MD, is a former professor of medicine and a longtime practitioner, researcher and author in the fields of cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He currently works as a consultant to biomedical companies and as a writer.
John M. Mandrola, MD, practices cardiac electrophysiology at Baptist Health in Louisville, KY. Dr. Mandrola is the chief cardiology correspondent at theHeart.org | Medscape Cardiology. His work has appeared in numerous academic journals as well as theatlantic.com, and the Louisville Courier–Journal. He is co–author of The Haywire Heart, just released by VeloPress.