PART I: The Renaissance Period in Heart Rhythm DisordersChapter I: The Discovery of the Circulatory SystemChapter II: The Road to Unearthing the Conducting System of the Heart Chapter III: Understanding Heart Rhythm Disorders: The Birth of Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology.
PART II: Supraventricular TachycardiasChapter IV: Regular Supraventricular TachycardiaChapter V: The WPW Syndrome.Chapter VI: The Road to Conquering Supraventricular TachycardiaChapter VII: Atrial FibrillationChapter VIII: Atrial Flutter
PART III: Abnormal Ventricular Rhythms Chapter IX: The Ventricular Premature ComplexChapter X: Sudden Cardiac Death Chapter XI: Conquering the Substrate of Ventricular TachycardiaChapter XII: Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs: Their Fall from GraceChapter XIII: Programmed Electrical Stimulation Guided PharmacotherapyChapter XIV: The Implantable Defibrillator Chapter XV: Ablative Therapy for Ventricular TachycardiaChapter XVI: Sudden Death in the AthleteChapter XVII: The ChannelopathiesChapter XVIII: Non-Invasive Risk-Stratification for Ventricular Arrhythmias Chapter XIX: Hypothermia Post-Cardiac Arrest
PART IV: ABNORMAL SLOW RHYTHMSChapter XX: The Common faintChapter XXI: The Sick Sinus SyndromeChapter XXII: Heart Blocks
PART V: TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS IN BRADYCARDIA AND HEART FAILURE MANAGEMENT Chapter XXIII: The Artificial Pacemaker Chapter XXIV: The Evolution of Resynchronization TherapyChapter XXV: New Frontiers in Heart Rhythm DisordersChapter XXVI: Waiting for a Heart Transplant
PART VI: THE QUEST TO OVERCOME HEART ATTACKSChapter XXVII: The Evolution of Coronary Bypass Surgery Chapter XXVIII: The Discovery of Clot DissolutionChapter XXIX: The Birth of Interventional Cardiology
This engaging book covers a multitude of topics related to heart rhythm disorders (HRDs) and uniquely familiarizes readers with the development of treatment modalities over the past several decades, including the evolution of anti-arrhythmic drugs, pacemakers, defibrillators, and catheter ablation.
Organized in ten sections, this title serves as both an archival and a contemporary resource for clinicians. The first section describes the discovery of the circulatory system by William Harvey in 1628 and outlines the development and understanding of HRD since the advent of intra-cardiac electrophysiology. Subsequent sections discuss the historical evolution of abnormal heart rhythms, such as supra and ventricular rhythms and sudden cardiac death, their treatment with drugs, surgery, pacemakers, implantable defibrillators and catheter ablation. Section nine offers a fascinating narration of the clinical evolution of overcoming heart attacks and its impact on HRDs. The final section explores potential new frontiers in HRD and the factors that may contribute to the prospective rise of cardiovascular diseases.
A ground-breaking and invaluable addition to the clinical literature, Heart Rhythm Disorders: History, Mechanisms and Management Perspectives details the pervasive nature of cardiovascular diseases in human history, their ramifications, and their projected effects on at-risk demographic populations and human health in general.
J. Anthony Gomes, MD
The Mount Sinai Medical Center
Icahn School of Medicine
Zena and Michael A. Wiener Cardiovascular Institute
1-Guatave L. Levy Place
New York, NY-10029