These books are for any individual who sees patients with implantable devices, or who will be taking an examination related to device management.
Many caregivers working in the field of medicine find that one of the best ways to learn is by working through clinical cases and for many individuals it's even more helpful to work through the examples as "unknowns". This is especially true in the arena of implantable cardiac devices, that is, devices for the management of congestive heart failure.
In an effort to provide this experience, experts from the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, have produced two volumes of case studies that encompass variations of normal and abnormal function of pacemakers, ICDs, and CRT devices.
The texts have been written collaboratively by 5 clinicians with differing backgrounds in an effort to present the cases in such a way that they are applicable to a variety of caregivers. Cases for this book were selected based on clinical relevance, and their usefulness for illustrating general principles, practical tips, or interesting findings in device practice, with a goal of advancing general concepts in device management.
The first volume includes introductory and intermediate level difficulty cases. The second volume includes additional intermediate cases as well as advanced/multipart cases. Electronic versions of this book will be made available with additional features to facilitate navigation of the clinical material.
Paul A. Friedman, MD, FACC, FHRS, Consultant, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Melissa A. Rott, R.N., Heart Rhythm Services, Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
Anita Wokhlu, MD, Fellow in Electrophysiology, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, Assistant Professor of Medicine, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Samuel J. Asirvatham, MD, Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine
Dr. Samuel J. Asirvatham is a consultant in the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota.
David L. Hayes, MD, Chair of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Medical School, College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota.
Among his previous books is the widely read Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation: A Clinical Approach.