2nd Edition

Handbook of Cardiac Electrophysiology

ISBN 9781482224399
Published April 7, 2020 by CRC Press
456 Pages 97 Color & 100 B/W Illustrations

USD $130.00

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Book Description

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

Table of Contents






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 Laţcu, Nadir Saoudi, and Francis E. Marchlinski


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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’.