- Official publication of the European Heart Rhythm Association
- Takes a case-based teaching approach to support learning device troubleshooting
- Multiple choice questions are included to stimulate reasoning and assist with exam preperation
- Detailed annotations of each device tracing are included to help improve observation skills
An essential companion for both the aspiring and practising electrophysiologist, The EHRA Book of Pacemaker, ICD and CRT Troubleshooting assists device specialists in tackling both common and unusual situations that that they may encounter during daily practice. Taking a case-based approach, it examines pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronisation therapy.
Much more than just a technical manual of device algorithms, the cases help readers to consolidate their technical knowledge, and improve their reasoning and observation skills so they are able to tackle device troubleshooting with confidence. The 70 cases are arranged in three sections by increasing levels of difficulty to walk readers through all the skills and knowledge they need in an easy to use and structured format. Each case contains a short clinical description and a device tracing followed by a multiple choice question. Answers are supplied with detailed annotations of the tracing and an in-depth discussion of the case, highlighting practical hints and tips as well as providing an overview of the technical function of devices. A useful summary of principal device features and functions is also included.
The EHRA Book of Pacemaker, ICD and CRT Troubleshooting is the perfect companion for electrophysiologists, cardiology trainees and technical consultants working with device patients as well as for those studying for the EHRA accreditation exam in cardiac pacing.
Readership: Practising electrophysiologists, cardiology trainees and technical consultants.
Table of Contents
Section 1: Pacemakers: Cases 1-35
Section 2: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: Cases 36-53
Section 3: Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy : Cases 54-70
Edited by Haran Burri, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland, Carsten Israel, Evangelical Hospital, Bielefeld, Germany, and Jean-Claude Deharo, Timone Hospital, Marseilles, France
Professor Haran Burri is an electrophysiologist working at the University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland. He is actively involved with CIED implantation and follow-up, as well as in ablation procedures. His clinical research focuses on cardiac pacing, ICD and CRT, and has been involved with over 100 publications. He founded and directed the annual EHRA cardiac pacing course, and currently serves on the EHRA board as Chairman of the Education Committee.
Professor Carsten Israel is the Chief Physician of the Hospital for Internal Medicine Cardiology, Ev. Krankenhaus Bielefeld-Bethel. He is a member of the Educational Committee of European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA) since September 2009, and a board member of the International Cardiac Pacing & Electrophysiology Society (ICPES) since 2008. He is also the editor of the journal 'Herzschrittmachertherapie und Elektrophysiologie' and Co-editor of EUROPACE since 2007.
Professor Jean-Claude Deharo is an EHRA Accreditation Committee member based at the Rhythmology department, Timone Hospital in Marseilles, France.