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Title Thoracic vein arrhythmias : mechanisms and treatment / edited by Shih-Ann Chen, Michel Haïssaguerre, Douglas P. Zipes
Published Malden, Mass., USA : Blackwell Futura, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 352 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Catheter ablation of pulmonary vein atrial fibrillation: segmental and limited linear ablation / Li-Fern Hsu [and others] -- Clinical electrophysiology and catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation from the superior vena cava / Chin-Feng Tsai [and others] -- Clinical electrophysiology and catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation from the ligament of Marshall / Chun Hwang, Peng-Sheng Chen -- Clinical electrophysiology and catheter ablation of the coronary sinus in patients with atrial fibrillation / Hakan Oral, Fred Morady -- Pulmonary vein isolation for treatment of atrial fibrillation in patients with structural heart disease / Yaariv Khaykin [and others] -- Role of linear ablation in thoracic vein atrial fibrillation / Javier E. Sanchez, G. Neal Kay -- New technologies for catheter isolation of the pulmonary veins / David Keane -- Surgical ablation of atrial fibrillation: pulmonary vein isolation / Taijiro Sueda
High-density mapping of thoracic vein arrhythmias / Tsu-Juey Wu, Shengmei Zhou, Peng-Sheng Chen -- Optical mapping of thoracic vein arrhythmias / Jeffrey E. Olgin -- Effects of electrical stimulation of autonomic ganglia at the thoracic veins / Benjamin J. Scherlag [and others] -- Maintenance of atrial fibrillation: thoracic vein or atrial substrate? / Prabal K. Guha, Justus M.B. Anumonwo, José Jalife -- Electrocardiographic characteristics of atrial fibrillation initiators from the thoracic veins / Dipen Shah -- Mapping of atrial fibrillation initiators from the thoracic veins / Edward P. Gerstenfeld, Francis E. Marchlinski -- Autonomic modulation of thoracic vein atrial fibrillation / Ching-Tai Tai, Shih-Ann Chen -- Clinical electrophysiology of the pulmonary veins / Hakan Oral, Fred Morady -- Catheter ablation of pulmonary vein atrial fibrillation: circumferential ablation / Carlo Pappone, Giuseppe Augello, and Salvatore Rosanio
History of thoracic vein arrhythmias: pulmonary veins and venae cavae / Mithilesh K. Das, Douglas P. Zipes -- The ligament of Marshall / Benjamin J. Scherlag [and others] -- Coronary sinus electrophysiology and arrhythmogenesis: historical developments / Andrew L. Wit -- Anatomy of the pulmonary veins / Anton E. Becker -- Anatomy of the pulmonary vein-atrium junction / Siew Yen Ho, José Angel Cabrera, Damián Sánchez-Quintana -- Anatomy of the vena cava: an electrophysiological perspective / Samuel J. Asirvatham -- Anatomy of the coronary sinus / Michel Chauvin -- Imaging of the cardiac and thoracic veins / Douglas L. Packer [and others] -- Immunohistology of the thoracic veins / Hung-I Yeh -- Ionic currents and mechanisms of ectopy from the thoracic veins / Yi-Jen Chen [and others] -- Stretch-related atrial remodeling: role in the genesis of atrial fibrillation / Prashanthan Sanders, Joseph B. Morton, and Jonathan M. Kalman
Summary In 1998 Professor Haissaguerre and his colleagues made the initial observation in patients that triggering foci in or around the pulmonary veins initiate some types of atrial fibrillation. Since then it has become clear that atrial fibrillation and other atrial tachyarrhythmias can be initiated (and possibly maintained) by triggering foci in any of the thoracic veins. This concept is now one of the most current topics in electrophysiology, and while it is a topic of frequent discussion in the major cardiology and electrophysiology journals, Thoracic Vein Arrhythmias: Mechanisms and Treatment is the first state-of-the art multi-authored textbook that integrates the advances made in this rapidly developing new area of cardiac arrhythmias for the global community. Edited by Drs. Shih-Ann Chen, Michel Haissaguerre, and Douglas P. Zipes, who are at the forefront of advances in this field of cardiology, and with contributions from authors representing an international array of authorities in their individual fields, this text will be an invaluable reference to students, basic scientists, and clinicians with an interest in any aspect of cardiac arrhythmia. First textbook to provide comprehensive, critical and insightful review by leading experts in the exciting field of thoracic vein arrhythmias. Contains review of the current status of thoracic vein arrhythmias, and speculation on how the new findings will impact on treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. The chapters outline how progress is being made on several fronts ranging from basic mechanisms to invasive treatment for thoracic vein arrhythmias
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Atrial arrhythmias -- Etiology.
Heart -- Electric properties.
Thoracic arteries.
Atrial Fibrillation -- physiopathology.
Atrial Fibrillation -- surgery.
Catheter Ablation -- methods.
Heart Conduction System.
Pulmonary Veins -- surgery.
Venae Cavae -- surgery.
Form Electronic book
Author Chen, Shih-Ann.
Haïssaguerre, Michel.
Zipes, Douglas P.
LC no. 2004003061
ISBN 0470751436 (electronic bk.)
9780470751435 (electronic bk.)