458 Pages 97 Color & 100 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    456 Pages 97 Color & 100 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    456 Pages 97 Color & 100 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The second edition of this bestseller provides a practical, user-friendly manual guiding the theory and practice of cardiac electrophysiology. The handbook provides the specialist in training with a thorough grounding procedures, and clinical findings for clinicians. It provides a review of the main kinds of arrhythmia with illustrations of typical ECG findings supported where appropriate by correlative imaging. It also details the principal diagnostic and therapeutic procedures include implantation of pacemakers, resynchronization therapy, and ablation techniques.

    Key Features

    • Provides concise, user friendly guide to the equipment, procedures and clinical findings with which EPs need to be familiar
    • Delivers alternatives resource to the flagship titles available in this field - idea for those beginning training or seeking an update
    • Presents extensively updated material to enhance comprehension
    • Includes new treatments and devices for electrophysiologists trained to perform interventional cardiac electrophysiology studies (EPS) as well as surgical device implantations






    1. Device Lab Set-Up

    John Lopez and Mina K. Chung

    2. Organization of The Arrhythmia Lab

    Roy Chung and Oussama M. Wazni

    3. Holter and Event Monitor Laboratory Setup

    Roy Chung, Daniel Cantillon, and Mina K. Chung


    4. Bradycardia

    Shiv Bagga and Mandeep Bhargava

    5. Indications for Permanent Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

    Shiv Bagga, J. David Burkhardt, and Mandeep Bhargava


    6. Atrial Flutter

    Ayman A. Hussein and Oussama M. Wazni

    7. Atrial Fibrillation

    Rong Bai, Mohamed Salim, Luigi Di Biase, Robert Schweikert, and Walid Saliba


    8. Genetically Determined Ventricular Arrhythmias

    Houman Khakpour and Jason S. Bradfield

    9. Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia

    Jackson J. Liang and David S. Frankel


    10. Syncope Events, Definitions, Causes, and Features

    Subramanya Prasad, Oussama M. Wazni, Mina K. Chung, Kenneth Mayuga, and Robert Schweikert

    11. Syncope Management Facilities

    Subramanya Prasad, Robert Schweikert, Mina K. Chung, Kenneth Mayuga, and Oussama M. Wazni

    12. Syncope Management and Diagnostic Testing

    Subramanya Prasad, Oussama M. Wazni, Robert Schweikert, Kenneth Mayuga, and Mina K. Chung


    13. Implantation of Pacemakers and ICDs

    Kushwin Rajamani, Michael P. Brunner, Oussama M. Wazni, and Bruce L. Wilkoff

    14. Left Ventricular Lead Implantation for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

    Kushwin Rajamani, Michael P. Brunner, Oussama M. Wazni, and Bruce L. Wilkoff

    15. Extraction of Devices

    Oussama M. Wazni and Bruce L. Wilkoff


    16. Venous and Arterial Access, EP Catheters, Positioning of Catheters

    Ching Chi Keong, J. David Burkhardt, Thomas Dresing, and Andrea Natale

    17. Basic Intracardiac Intervals

    Duc H. Do and Noel G. Boyle

    18. Basics of Electrophysiology Study

    Jonathan R. Hoffman and Marmar Vaseghi

    19. Head-Up Tilt (HUT) Table Testing

    Subramanya Prasad, Amer Kadri, J. David Burkhardt, Thomas Dresing, and Kenneth Mayuga


    20. Ablation of SVT (AVNRT and AVRT)

    Kushwin Rajamani and Patrick Tchou

    21. Management and Ablation of Atrial Flutter

    Carola Gianni, Amin Al-Ahmad, and Andrea Natale

    22. Radiofrequency Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

    Jorge Romero, Carola Gianni, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Domenico G. Della Rocca, Andrea Natale, and Luigi Di Biase

    23. Ventricular Arrhythmias in the Structurally Normal Heart

    Andres Enriquez and Fermin Garcia

    24. Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Fibrillation and Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia

    Amin Al-Ahmad, Carola Gianni, and Andrea Natale

    25. Mapping and Catheter Ablation of Postmyocardial Infarction Ventricular Tachycardia (VT): A Substrate-Based Approach

    Zaid Aziz and Roderick Tung

    26. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

    Daniele Muser and Pasquale Santangeli

    27. Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy And Ventricular Arrhythmias

    Matthew C. Hyman and Gregory E. Supple

    28. Ultrasound in the Electrophysiology Lab

    Carola Gianni, Javier E. Sanchez, Domenico G. Della Rocca, Amin Al-Ahmad, and Andrea Natale

    29. Left Atrial Appendage Closure

    Rodney P. Horton, Carola Gianni, and Andrea Natale

    30. ECG Features of Normal Heart PVCs

    Robert D. Schaller

    31. Epicardial Access and Indications

    Jason S. Bradfield and Kalyanam Shivkumar

    32. Ecg-Based Origin of Atrial Flutter

    Decebal Gabriel Latcu, Nadir Saoudi, and Francis E. Marchlinski



    Andrea Natale

    Dr. Andrea Natale is the Executive Medical Director of Texas Cardiac Arrhythmia Institute at St. David’s Medical Center, Austin, Texas and the EP National Medical Director for HCA Healthcare. He is the Editor-in-Chief of JICE and remains a leader of JAFIB, President of Venice Arrhythmia and Director of several courses and summits.

    Oussama Wazni

    Oussama Wazni, MD, is currently the Section Head of Electrophysiology at the Cleveland Clinic. He specializes in electrophysiology with special interest in atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia and complex device management.
    Dr. Wazni is principal investigator in several ongoing research studies related to device management, atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia ablation, genetics of ventricular tachycardia, and long term follow-up after AF ablation.

    Kalyanam Shivkumar

    Dr. Shivkumar is a physician scientist who serves as the director of the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center & EP Programs (since its establishment in 2002).  His is a graduate of the UCLA STAR Program (class of 2000) and his field of specialization is interventional cardiac electrophysiology.  He leads a large group at UCLA (comprising a diverse group of fifteen faculty members, several trainees and sixty staff + allied health professionals) involved in clinical care, teaching, research and biomedical innovation. Currently Dr. Shivkumar oversees a 15-university NIH consortium on neural control of the heart.

    Francis E. Marchlinski, MD

    Dr. Marchlinski is the Richard T and Angela Clark President’s Distinguished Professor of Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the Director of Electrophysiology, University of Pennsylvania Health Care System and the Director of the Electrophysiology Laboratory at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored or co-authored over 450 original scientific articles and over 200 book chapters/reviews/editorials on a variety of topics in cardiac electrophysiology. Dr. Marchlinski has served on the International Heart Rhythm Society Committee to establish guidelines for the treatment of atrial fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia using catheter ablation techniques. Dr. Marchlinski is on the editorial board of ‘Circulation, Arrhythmias and Electrophysiology’, ‘American Journal of Cardiology, ‘Heart Rhythm Journal’, ‘Journal of Cardiovascular Electrophysiology’, ‘Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology’ and ‘JACC- Electrophysiology’ and is the Arrhythmia Section Editor for ‘Journal of the American College of Cardiology’.

    This expanded second edition of a comprehensive overview of the complex subject of electrophysiology focusing on the intricate clinical aspects of diagnosis and treatment. It addresses the updated aspects of pacemaker and ICD technology as well as the advances in ablation therapy.  The objectives laid out by the editors are adequately met and the use of detailed graphics, ECGs, charts, and graphs provides excellent visual aids to guide physicians in understanding the objectives. It builds a framework for the understanding of complex concepts by starting with the diagnosis of specific arrhythmias and incrementally adding more complexity to the treatment. The use of numerous ECG examples with arrows and detailed explanations helps to conceptualize sophisticated electrophysiology. The use of other figures, charts, and graphics significantly helps readers solidify their understanding of the text. This book is a valuable resource for cardiology fellows in training interested in electrophysiology, electrophysiology fellows, and electrophysiologists. The quality of ECGs and the content of the book is excellent.

    Matthew Alan Colna, MD(East Tennessee State University Quillen College of Medicine)