Electrical Diseases of the Heart

Genetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention

Editors: Gussak, I., Antzelevitch, C., Wilde, A.A.M., Friedman, P.A., Ackerman, M.J., Shen, W.-K. (Eds.)

  • Provides a perspective on primary (heritable) electrical disease of the heart and sudden cardiac death in cardiology, neurology, nephrology, endocrinology
  • Emphasizes clinical and basic aspects of the physiology and pathophysiology in conjunction with new clinical findings and research discoveries
  • Thought-provoking and enlightening emphases on the latest research and clinical accomplishments
  • Structure of chapters: exposure to the experimental background of each electrical disease, syndrome, and ECG phenomenon stressing the relationship with clinical practice
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About this book

The past decade has witnessed an explosion of knowledge and radical changes in our understanding of the molecular, ionic, genetic, and pharmacologic basis of electrical diseases of the heart. Electrical diseases of the heart are heritable arrhythmogenic clinical entities that may share common clinical and genetic features, yet may be distinctly different in their genesis, prognosis, and management. Notably, both congenital and acquired electrical diseases of the heart are receiving increased recognition as a result of important advances in genetic analysis.

Electrical Diseases of the Heart is a thorough clinical reference on the current status of cardiac electrophysiological disease,emphasizing common and diverse clinical features. The latest developments in the field of experimental and clinical cardiac electrophysiology, genetics, pharmacology, and interventional therapies of various clinical arrhythmogenic entities are featured and discussed in terms of recent advances in basic and clinical science. Residents, fellows, and physicians in cardiology and electrophysiology will gain valuable insight into cardiac electrophysiology and clinical electrocardiology by reading this book, including expert review of the genetic and epidemiologic considerations, diagnostic and therapeutic modalities of the newly discovered clinical syndromes, and electrocardiographic phenomena, and their correlation with the most recent advances in the basic science.

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From the reviews:

"This is a thorough reference on the current status of cardiac electrophysiological disease. The book offers a true bridge between the basic and clinical sciences emphasizing common and diverse clinical features. … It is intended for medical residents, cardiology fellows, and cardiologists with an interest in cardiac electrophysiology. The coeditors and numerous contributors are all incredible authorities in the field. … This comprehensive book successfully presents readers with an understanding of the current status of both clinical and experimental cardiac electrophysiology." (Sushant B. Sharma, Doody’s Review Service, April, 2008)

"Ihor Gussak and Charles Antzelevitch, the editors of this book, should be commended for a thoughtful and thorough review of … cardiac electrophysiology. The book contains 63 chapters … . Overall, the chapters are well written, comprehensive, and extensively referenced. The images and figures are clear, well labeled, and relevant. … will serve best when used selectively as a source of information as needed. … a timely and definitive text that will be useful to all who have an interest in cardiac arrhythmia." (N. A. Mark Estes, The New England Journal of Medicine, July, 2008)


Table of contents (69 chapters)

  • The Past and Promise of Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology

    Fozzard, Harry A.

    Pages 3-10

  • Basic Physiology of Ion Channel Function

    Baró, Isabelle (et al.)

    Pages 11-23

  • Developmental Aspects of the Electrophysiology of the Heart: Function Follows Form

    Postma, Alex V. (et al.)

    Pages 24-36

  • Anatomic and Histopathological Characteristics of the Conductive Tissues of the Heart

    Basso, Cristina (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

  • Neural Regulation of the Heart in Health and Disease

    Verrier, Richard L.

    Pages 52-64

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  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Electrical Diseases of the Heart
Book Subtitle
Genetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention
Editors
  • A. A. M. Wilde
  • P. A. Friedman
  • M. J. Ackerman
  • W.-K. Shen
  • Ihor Gussak
  • Charles Antzelevitch
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag London
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag London
eBook ISBN
978-1-84628-854-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-84628-854-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 600
Number of Illustrations and Tables
243 b/w illustrations, 85 illustrations in colour
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