While there are many outstanding resources providing in-depth review of electrophysiology topics, this extensively updated book is one of the few case-based books that comprehensively cover clinical electrophysiology, devices and ablation. Case review offers a simple, yet effective way in teaching important concepts, offering insight into both the basic pathophysiology of a problem as well as the clinical reasoning that leads to a solution. As the field of cardiac electrophysiology evolves, the challenge remains to educate new generations of cardiac electrophysiologists with the basics as well as the latest advances in the field.
Cardiac Electrophysiology: Clinical Case Review collates the most comprehensive case-based reviews of electrophysiology designed to appeal to all students of the field whether they are fellows, allied professionals or practicing electrophysiologists. The Editors have recruited some of the true experts in the field to contribute cases that they have encountered and summarizing the important learning objectives in a succinct way. Covering clinical electrophysiology, device troubleshooting and analysis as well as intracardiac electrogram analysis and ablation, readers will find the cases useful as a review of electrophysiology or in their day to day interactions with patients.
• Provides comprehensive case-based reviews of electrophysiology
• Details how to interpret intracardiac electrograms
• Covers elements of both basic pathophysiology and clinical reasoning in a range of cases
• Dr. Andrea Natale is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, and Cardiac Electrophysiology. Dr. Natale completed medical school at the Unversita' degli Studi di France, School of Medicine and Surgery, Firenze, Italy. Dr. Natale later completed his Fellowship in several things such as Cardiology and Cardiac Electrophysiology at the University of Western Ontario. He pioneered a circumferential ultrasound vein-ablation system to correct atrial fibrillation. He also developed some of the current catheter-based cure strategies for atrial fibrillation, and was the first electrophysiologist in the USA to perform percutaneous epicardial radiofrequency ablation. He has authored milestone papers on pivotal projects, such as PABA and RAAFT.
• Dr. Paul J. Wang is the Director of the Stanford Cardiac Arrhythmia Service and Professor of Medicine and of Bioengineering (by courtesy). Dr. Wang is an expert in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, ventricular arrhythmias, supraventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of Circulation: Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology. He was a co-inventor of catheter cryoablation, which has been used to treat over 500,000 patients with atrial fibrillation, and has pioneered new techniques in the management of heart rhythm problems, resulting in 20 issued patents. He is Recipient of the 2017 American Heart Association Clinical Cardiology Council Distinguished Achievement Award.
• Dr. Amin Al-Ahmad completed his undergraduate studies in bioengineering at Syracuse University in NY. He went on to complete his medical degree at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Dr. Al-Ahmad continued his medical studies at Tufts University, completing an internship and residency in internal medicine, a fellowship in general cardiology, and a fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology. After graduation from medical school, Dr. Al-Ahmad also served as an instructor in the medical school at Tufts University.
• Dr. N. A. Mark Estes is Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Heart and Vascular Institute at UPMC. He trained in medicine, cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at New England Deaconess Hospital, Tufts Medical Center, and Massachusetts General Hospital respectively and is ABIM certified in all three. He is the Past-President of HRS, Past-Chair of the Council on Clinical Cardiology of the AHA and current Chair of the Scientific Publishing Committee of the AHA. He has over 500 publications related to his areas of interest in clinical electrophysiology, prediction and prevention on sudden cardiac death, atrial fibrillation, and cardiovascular disease in the athlete.