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The Complex World of Ventricular Pre-Excitation: towards Precision Electrocardiology, An Issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics

The Complex World of Ventricular Pre-Excitation: towards Precision Electrocardiology, An Issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics

This issue of Cardiac Electrophysiology Clinics, Guest Edited by Drs. Giuseppe Bagliani, Roberto De Ponti, and Fabio Leonelli is dedicated to The Complex World of Cardiac Pre-Excitation: towards Precision Electrocardiology. This is one of four issues selected each year by the series Consulting Editors, Ranjan K. Thakur and Andrea Natale. Topics include, but are not limited to, Anatomy of the AV junction, Pre-excitation, Algorithms to identify accessory pathways location on 12-lead ECG, Pathophysiology of accessory pathways-mediated arrhythmias, Arrhythmias with by-stander accessory pathways, Arrhythmias involving unusual accessory pathways, Sudden cardiac death in patients with ventricular pre-excitation, Clinical approach to symptomatic and asymptomatic patients with ventricular pre-excitation, Methodology of accessory pathway ablation, Ablation of accessory pathways with unusual anatomic location, Ablation of accessory pathways with uncommon electrophysiologic properties, and Ablation in pediatric patients and in association with congenital heart disease.

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Offering a clear and consistent framework for recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide range of cardiac arrhythmia disturbances, Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology: A Practical Guide covers the fundamental analytical skills needed in this challenging area. This portable, highly accessible handbook focuses on the basics of clinical electrophysiology- how and when to perform an electrophysiology study as well as principles of ablation and other invasive therapies-all in a succinct and modern format. Focuses on using an effective, consistent, decision-making process in recognizing, diagnosing, and treating rhythm disturbances of the heart, including supraventricular tachycardias, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardias, and other rapid or irregular heartbeats. Covers anatomic fundamentals of cardiac structures, clinical indications for electrophysiology studies, practicalities and methodology of performing an electrophysiology study, and problems encountered during the procedure. Includes quick clinical summaries and more than 180 illustrations: electrophysiology recordings, ECGs, cardiac anatomy, radiographic images, and electroanatomic maps. Discusses key topics such as mechanisms of arrhythmias, conventional and electroanatomic mapping systems, fundamentals of cardiac mapping, biophysics of catheter ablation, and much more. Offers real-world guidance on contemporary practice from leading cardiac electrophysiologists Drs. Demosthenes G Katritsis and Fred Morady, with input from a multinational team of electrophysiology fellows and cardiologists. Ideal as a stand-alone resource or used in conjunction with Dr. Douglas Zipes' renowned textbook, Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery

Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery

Author: Robert M. Bojar Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

Now in its sixth edition, Robert M. Bojar's Manual of Perioperative Care in Adult Cardiac Surgery remains the go-to practical guide for all of those involved in the care of the cardiac surgery patient. Written in outline format, it provides a comprehensive, understandable, yet detailed review of cardiac surgical disease and perioperative management that is of value to practicing cardiac surgeons as well as to cardiologists, residents, fellows, advanced practice providers, critical care and floor nurses, perfusionists, and medical students. Extensively rewritten with updated references to incorporate the latest concepts, guidelines, protocols, and medications used in cardiac surgical practice, this classic text retains the pragmatic features that have made it the gold standard reference that clinicians have used worldwide for the past 30 years. Highlights include: Full coverage of cardiac surgical diseases, including pathophysiology, indications for surgery per guidelines, and figures of operative procedures and diagnostic techniques, with a panoply of examples Chronologic evaluation of patients from preoperative assessment to intraoperative considerations to postoperative care for each procedure Extensive chapters discussing organ system management in the ICU, followed by a discussion of later postoperative management and problems Incorporation of newer techniques (TAVR, Mitraclip, etc.) within the chronologic format Easy access to information using an outline format, markers on the free edges to identify chapters, synopsis pages at the beginning of each chapter, and a comprehensive index to provide easy referencing within the text Updated references throughout that are available from on-line resources 21 appendices summarizing order sheets, protocols, commonly used drug doses, body mass index, and other important information Praise for the fifth edition: Surgeons are frequently asked to recommend a text that can be used to guide the care of their patients. This comprehensive text is the standard by which any other text should be judged. Critical Care Medicine It remains a classic and a must have for anyone involved in cardiac surgery. Perfusion.com

Point-of-Care Echocardiography

Point-of-Care Echocardiography

Author: Tasneem Naqvi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/01/2021

Easy-to-use, handheld echocardiographic equipment has recently become a reliable, faster, lower-cost initial assessment option for cardiologists and other healthcare providers. Point-of-Care Echocardiography: A Case-Based Visual Guide clearly explains and demonstrates how to incorporate and effectively employ this new technology in your practice. Real-life images from actual outpatient consultations and in-patient evaluations provide step-by-step guidance on using handheld echo to arrive at a definitive diagnosis and/or to exclude other possible diagnoses. Focuses on the use and application of the latest handheld echocardiography devices for screening and initial diagnosis at the point of care. Includes clinical case studies with history, physical exam, and step-by-step instructions on interpreting a wide range of normal and abnormal cardiac findings. Provides an overview of cardiac and vascular anatomy and physiology, an overview of the ultrasound imaging technique, and imaging tips, nuances, and limitations of handheld systems. Covers normal and abnormal findings, diagnostic tips, and when to refer for further study. Features 150 echocardiographic images and more than 275 videos depicting point-of-care echo use and clinical findings. Discusses and demonstrates how to perform transthoracic echocardiography and imaging assessment of vascular connections to the heart, ultrasound imaging to detect pericardial and pleural effusion, echo imaging during pericardiocentesis, and much more. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Antioxidants and Functional Foods for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Antioxidants and Functional Foods for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, are a growing problem across the world's aging population. Oxidative stress in the brain plays a central role in a common pathophysiology of these diseases. This book presents scientific research on the potential of antioxidant therapy in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. This book outlines the roles of oxidative stress and diabetes mellitus in neurodegeneration, describes the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders including the roles of environmental pollutants and inflammatory responses, and explores mitochondrial dysfunction. It then describes the protective abilities of antioxidants - including vitamin D, tocotrienol and coenzyme Q10 - against neurodegeneration. The book demonstrates the therapeutic potential of ketogenic diets, and highlights the roles of medicinal plants, phytopharmaceuticals, traditional medicines and food nutrients in neuroprotection. Key Features: Explains damage caused by numerous neurodegenerative disorders and the possible protection offered by antioxidants and functional foods. Describes molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration by oxidative stress, advancing age, diabetes and mitochondrial dysfunctions. Demonstrates protection offered by nutraceuticals, antioxidants, botanical extracts and functional foods. The book contains twenty-three chapters divided into six sections written by leading researchers. This book is essential reading for health professionals, dietitians, food and nutrition scientists and anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of etiology of neurodegenerative diseases.

Antioxidants and Functional Foods for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Antioxidants and Functional Foods for Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease, are a growing problem across the world's aging population. Oxidative stress in the brain plays a central role in a common pathophysiology of these diseases. This book presents scientific research on the potential of antioxidant therapy in the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. This book outlines the roles of oxidative stress and diabetes mellitus in neurodegeneration, describes the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disorders including the roles of environmental pollutants and inflammatory responses, and explores mitochondrial dysfunction. It then describes the protective abilities of antioxidants - including vitamin D, tocotrienol and coenzyme Q10 - against neurodegeneration. The book demonstrates the therapeutic potential of ketogenic diets, and highlights the roles of medicinal plants, phytopharmaceuticals, traditional medicines and food nutrients in neuroprotection. Key Features: Explains damage caused by numerous neurodegenerative disorders and the possible protection offered by antioxidants and functional foods. Describes molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration by oxidative stress, advancing age, diabetes and mitochondrial dysfunctions. Demonstrates protection offered by nutraceuticals, antioxidants, botanical extracts and functional foods. The book contains twenty-three chapters divided into six sections written by leading researchers. This book is essential reading for health professionals, dietitians, food and nutrition scientists and anyone wanting to improve their knowledge of etiology of neurodegenerative diseases.

Clinician's Manual Treatment of Hypertension

Clinician's Manual Treatment of Hypertension

Author: Franz H. Messerli, Stefano Rimoldi Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/01/2021

This comprehensive pocketbook provides a foundation in best-practice guidance screening, assessing, treating, and monitoring patients with hypertension, with reference to up-to-date clinical guidelines. Prevention strategies and recent drug developments are also highlighted, including the most exciting and relevant treatment advances in the past 5 years. Hypertension is one of the most common medical conditions, with an estimated one billion people worldwide affected. Because hypertension affects so many and spans across all ages, ethnicities, and socioeconomic classes, nearly all clinicians encounter patients with hypertension on regular basis. The Clinician's Manual: Treating Hypertension, 4th edition provides a foundation in best-practice guidance screening, assessing, treating, and monitoring patients with hypertension, with reference to up-to-date clinical guidelines. Prevention strategies and recent drug developments are also highlighted, including the most exciting and relevant treatment advances in the past 5 years.

EKGs for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant

EKGs for the Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant

Author: Maureen A. Knechtel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/12/2020

A comprehensive, systematic approach to 12-lead EKG interpretation covering all relevant topics you'll encounter in clinical practice including treatment options!Delivering clear and concise explanations to help students easily grasp key concepts, this book provides a comprehensive, no-nonsense approach to EKG interpretation for nurse practitioner and physician assistant students, as well as practicing clinicians who need a quick refresher. The third edition retains the book&'s systematic, physiologic approach that trains readers to follow the same steps in evaluating EKG tracings. After working through this book, you'll gain a genuine understanding of EKG interpretation and will no longer need to memorize EKG strips. Using the patient's presenting symptoms as a starting point, abundant clinical scenarios demonstrate real-life applications for interpreting EKG readings. With over 75 figures and tables and more than 260 EKG tracings, this resource delivers everything you need to provide expert, quality care to your patients. NEW to the THIRD EDITIONn Treatment options included for premature atrial and ventricular contractions, atrial and ventricular arrhythmias, ischemia and infarction, and heart block 14 in-depth chapter case scenarios to further challenge you and increase your proficiency in EKG interpretation 60 new EKG tracings, providing you with more than 260 tracings throughout the book Evidence-based approaches to differentiate between similar EKG patterns New high-risk EKG descriptions, including multiple types of high-grade heart block and Wellen's syndrome for acute myocardial infarction Risk stratification techniques for heart block, acute coronary syndromes, and supraventricular and ventricular arrhythmias utilizing the EKG KEY FEATURES Addresses EKG interpretation using a systematic, physiologic approach, eliminating the need for memorization Uses the patient's presenting clinical symptoms as a starting point to teach critical thinking Includes more than 75 figures and tables and 260 EKG tracings to further illustrate concepts Offers 140 end-of-chapter review questions to help solidify your knowledge Includes 70 case studies with EKG tracings and teaching points at the end of the book, plus additional case studies in each chapter, to connect key concepts with real-world learning

Diastology

Diastology

Accounting for more than 40% of all heart failure problems, diastolic heart failure is a complex and often difficult diagnosis with rapidly evolving diagnostic management protocols. Diastology: Clinical Approach to Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction, 2nd Edition, brings you up to date and equips you to successfully diagnose and manage even the most challenging incidences of diastolic heart failure and their comorbidities. It incorporates the latest guidelines for the diagnostic evaluation of the patient with suspected or known diastolic dysfunction, provides a comprehensive review of clinical conditions associated with heart failure with preserved ejection fraction, and describes the complementary role of imaging modalities and novel therapeutic approaches. Keeps you current with recent extensive changes in the understanding of the mechanisms of diastolic heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) that have resulted in dramatic changes in treatment guidelines. Covers the latest molecular, genetic, and cellular mechanisms behind diastolic heart failure as a basis for the latest clinical approaches, diagnosis, and treatment of common and uncommon pathological conditions such as hypertensive heart disease, cardiomyopathies, arterial and valvular diseases, pericardial diseases, congenital heart disease, diabetes mellitus, and metabolic syndrome. Features 50 video cases, new key summary points, new multiple-choice review questions, and six new chapters: Evaluation of Diastolic Function by Radionuclide Techniques; Diastology Stress Test; ASE/EACVI Diastolic Guidelines; Valve Disease; Perioperative Assessment of Diastolic Dysfunction; and Pulmonary Hypertension. Reviews new techniques and indices for assessing diastolic function, such as 3D echo, strain rate imaging, late gadolinium enhancement and T1-mapping by CMR, and novel nuclear scintigraphic methods - as well as the traditional indices of LV filling, LA function, and tissue Doppler indices. Covers emerging topics such as the role of neurohormones, global and regional systolic function of the left ventricle, chronotopic incompetence and pacing, aging, perioperative assessment, and more. Presents information in a quick-retrieval format, covering Epidemiology, Pathophysiology, Diagnostic Evaluation, Differential Diagnosis, Treatment, and Future Directions. Helps you learn efficiently and prepare for specialty board examination with key summaries and multiple-choice questions and answers for each chapter. Enhanced eBook version included with purchase. Your enhanced eBook allows you to access all of the text, figures, and references from the book on a variety of devices.

Marriott's Practical Electrocardiography

Marriott's Practical Electrocardiography

Author: David G. Strauss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/12/2020

Providing a solid foundation in current ECG technology as well as the newest diagnostic applications, Marriott's Practical Electrocardiography, Thirteenth Edition, delivers the information you need to quickly improve your ECG interpretive skills. Authors Dr. David G. Strauss and Dr. Douglas D. Schocken offer medical students, residents and fellows a detailed explanation of the ECG, rhythm analysis, and how to rapidly and accurately interpret ECG results. Helpful diagrams, tables, animations, and videos, plus new ECG quizzes online, improve your understanding and skills.

The Interventional Cardiology World

The Interventional Cardiology World

Author: Dario Buccheri Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/12/2020

The Interventional Cardiology World is a basic but exhaustive manual treating the most diffuse tools and techniques on coronary artery disease invasively managed represented by basic coronary angiography, the most recent functional studies, namely fractional-flow reserve(FFR) and istant-Wave Free ratio(iFR), intravascular ultrasound analysis, optical coherence tomography study but also the newer bioresorbable devices and drug-coated ballons application seen by reknowed Experts on the matter.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Author: Srilakshmi M. (St John's Medical College Hospital, Bangalore) Adhyapak Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/12/2020

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease of the cardiac muscle leading to severe debilitating symptoms with relentless progression. Medical options in treating this disease are limited to its early stages, with the disease often becoming resistant to pharmacological interventions. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A Practical Guide to Diagnosis and Management describes the various sub-types of this condition, including its unique anatomic features, with an emphasis on a therapeutic approach, encapsulating several techniques. Surgical myectomy has become the gold standard of effective treatment. This book also throws light on patient selection, newer surgical techniques, and novel image-based pre-operative planning modalities for surgical myectomy. Key Features Explores the surgical aspects along with the clinical coverage of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy Provides ready resource for practicing cardiologists, practitioners, trainees, and fellows Covers anatomical variants, mitral valve pathology, and non-invasive pre-surgical planning with a detailed surgical video and intra-operative pictures