Handbook of Cardiac Electrophysiology: 2nd Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Cardiac Electrophysiology

2nd Edition

Edited by Andrea Natale, Oussama M. Wazni, Kalyanam Shivkumar, Frank Marchlinski

CRC Press

416 pages | 97 Color Illus. | 100 B/W Illus.

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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

Section I Basic EP lab set-up and equipment

  1. Device lab set-up
  2. John Lopez, RN, and Mina K. Chung, MD

  3. Organization of the arrhythmia lab
  4. Roy Chung, and Ousamma Wazni

  5. Holter and event monitor laboratory set-up
  6. Roy Chung, Daniel Cantillon, and Mina K. Chung

    Section II – Bradyarrhythmia

  7. Bradycardia
  8. Shiv Bagga and Mandeep Bhargava

  9. Indications for Permanent Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  10. Shiv Bagga MD, Todd Senn MD, J. David Burkhardt MD, Mandeep Bhargava MD

    Section III – Supraventricular tachyarrhythmia

  11. Atrial flutter
  12. Ayman Hussein, MD, Oussama Wazni, MD

  13. Atrial fibrillation
  14. Rong Bai, Mohamed Salim, Luigi Di Biase, Robert Schweikert, and Walid Saliba

    Section IV – Ventricular tachyarrhythmia

  15. Genetically determined ventricular arrhythmias
  16. Houman Khakpour, MD and Jason S. Bradfield, MD

  17. Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia
  18. Jackson J. Liang, DO and David S. Frankel, MD

    Section V- Syncope

  19. Syncope events, definitions, causes, and features
  20. Subramanya Prasad, Oussama Wazni, Mina Chung, Kenneth Mayuga , and Robert Schweikert

  21. Syncope management facilities
  22. Subramanya Prasad, Robert Schweikert, Mina Chung, Kenneth Mayuga , and Oussama Wazni

  23. Syncope management and diagnostic testing
  24. Subramanya Prasad, Oussama Wazni, Robert Schweikert, Kenneth Mayuga, and Mina Chung

    Section VI – Device procedures

  25. Implantation of pacemakers and ICDs
  26. Kushwin Rajamani, Michael P Brunner, Oussama Wazni, and Bruce L Wilkoff

  27. Left ventricular lead implantation for cardiac resynchronization therapy
  28. Kushwin Rajamani, Michael P Brunner, Oussama Wazni and Bruce L Wilkoff

  29. Extraction of devices
  30. Oussama Wazni and Bruce L Wilkoff


    Section VII – Performing basic EP studies

  31. Venous and arterial access, EP catheters, positioning of catheters
  32. Ching Chi Keong, J David Burkhardt, Thomas Dresing, and Andrea Natale

  33. Basic Intracardiac Intervals
  34. Duc H. Do and Noel G. Boyle UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, Los Angeles, USA

  35. Basics of Electrophysiology Study
  36. Jonathan R. Hoffman MD, Marmar Vaseghi MD PhD

  37. Head-up tilt (HUT) table testing
  38. Subramanya Prasad, Amer Kadri, David Burkhardt, Thomas Dresing, and Kenneth Mayuga

    Section VIII – Catheter ablation techniques

  39. Ablation of SVT (AVNRT and AVRT)
  40. Kushwin Rajamani, Patrick Tchou

  41. Management and ablation of atrial flutter
  42. Carola Gianni, Amin Al-Ahmad, Andrea Natale

  43. Radiofrequency Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation
  44. Jorge Romero, Carola Gianni, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Domenico Della Rocca, Andrea Natale and Luigi Di Biase

  45. Ventricular Arrhythmias in the Structurally Normal Heart
  46. Andres Enriquez MD, Fermin Garcia MD

  47. Catheter ablation of ventricular fibrillation and polymorphic ventricular tachycardia
  48. Amin Al-Ahmad, Carola Gianni, Andrea Natale

  49. Mapping and catheter ablation of postmyocardial infarction VT: a substrate-based approach
  50. Zaid Aziz MD, Roderick Tung MD

  51. Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  52. Daniele Muser, MD; Pasquale Santangeli, MD PhD

  53. Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy and Ventricular Arrhythmias
  54. Matthew C. Hyman MD, PhD and Gregory E. Supple MD

  55. Ultrasound in the electrophysiology laboratory
  56. Carola Gianni, Javier E Sanchez, Domenico Della Rocca, Amin Al-Ahmad, Andrea Natale

  57. Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  58. Rodney P Horton, Carola Gianni, Andrea Natale

  59. ECG Features of Normal Heart PVCs
  60. Robert D. Schaller, DO, FHRS

  61. Epicardial access and indications
  62. Jason S. Bradfield, MD and Kalyanam Shivkumar, MD PhD

  63. ECG-based origin of atrial flutter

Decebal Gabriel Laţcu, MD, Nadir Saoudi, MD, FHRS, Francis E. Marchlinski, MD, FHRS*

About the Editors

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’.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General
MEDICAL / Cardiology
MEDICAL / Surgery / Thoracic