This book is useful for physicians taking care of patients with cardiac arrhythmias and includes six chapters written by experts in their field. Chapter 1 discusses basic mechanisms of cardiac arrhythmias. Chapter 2 discusses the chronobiological aspects of the impact of apnoic episodes on ventricular arrhythmias. Chapter 3 discusses navigation, detection, and tracking during cardiac ablation interventions. Chapter 4 discusses epidemiology and pathophysiology of ventricular arrhythmias in several noncardiac diseases, methods used to assess arrhythmia risk, and their association with long-term outcomes. Chapter 5 discusses the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias including indications for implantation of an AICD for primary and for secondary prevention in patients with and without congestive heart failure. Chapter 6 discusses surgical management of atrial fibrillation.
Types of Arrhythmias There are two basic kinds of arrhythmias. . . .
Treatment may not always be needed if you have an arrhythmia. In. . . .
To diagnose a heart arrhythmia, your doctor will ask questions. . . .
Your heart works as a pump that takes blood to the lungs and then. . . .
The Electrical System in Your Heart An average heart beats. . . .
Almost all of us have felt very fast heart beats some times in. . . .