Dedication v

Foreword vii

Preface ix

Contributors xiii

Color Plates xv

1 Historical Perspectives on Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology 1

Mark E. Josephson, Leonard I. Ganz, and Hein J. J. Wellens

2 Diagnosis of Cardiac Arrhythmias 9

Allison W. Richardson and Peter J. Zimetbaum

3 Approach to the Patient with Supraventricular Tachycardia 29

Leonard I. Ganz

4 Catheter Ablation of Supraventricular Tachycardias 51

Walter L. Atiga and Hugh Calkins

5 Approach to the Patient with Atrial Fibrillation 75

Otto Costantini and Bruce Stambler

6 Pharmacologic Management of Atrial Fibrillation 97

John K. Finkle, Kenneth Plunkitt, and Peter R. Kowey

7 Nonpharmacologic Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation 119

Peter Gallagher and J. Marcus Wharton

8 Percutaneous Catheter Ablation to Cure Atrial Fibrillation 145

David Schwartzman

9 The Management of Atrial Flutter 163

Robert W. Rho and David J. Callans

10 Evaluation and Management of Syncope 183

Blair P. Grubb and Daniel Kosinski

11 Bradyarrhythmias and Indications for Pacing:

Current and Emerging 209

Robert W. Peters and Michael R. Gold

12 Approach to the Patient with Ventricular Tachycardia or Ventricular Fibrillation 233

Reginald T. Ho and Francis E. Marchlinski

13 Nonsustained Ventricular Tachycardia:

Evaluation and Treatment 265

Brian Olshansky

14 Indications for Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators:

Current and Emerging 297

Richard N. Fogoros

15 Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy:

Technical and Implant Issues 317

Ralph S. Augostini, Robert A. Schweikert, and Bruce L. Wilkoff

16 Pharmacologic Therapy of Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias 331

Kelley P. Anderson, Susan Brode, Venkateshwar Gottipaty,

Alaa Shalaby, Vladimir Shusterman, and Raul Weiss

17 Center Ablation of Ventricular Tachycardia 359

William G. Stevenson

18 Long QT Syndrome, Brugada Syndrome, Right Ventricular

Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, and Commotio Cordis 379

Eric J. Rashba, Mark S. Link, and N. A. Mark Estes III

19 Cardiac Arrhythmias During Acute Myocardial Infarction 419

Leonard I. Ganz and Elliott M. Antman

20 Arrhythmias in Pediatric Patients: Special Considerations 461

John K. Triedman

21 Arrhythmias During Pregnancy: Special Considerations 491

José A. Joglar and Richard L. Page

Index 509

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