Preface to the Sixth Edition vii Part I Disorders of the Heart Rhythm: Basic Principles 1 1 The Cardiac Electrical System 3 2 Abnormal Heart Rhythms 13 3 Treatment of Arrhythmias 25 Part II The Electrophysiology Study in the Evaluation and Therapy of Cardiac Arrhythmias 37 4 Principles of the Electrophysiology Study 39 5 The Electrophysiology Study in the Evaluation of Bradycardia: The SA Node, AV Node, and His-Purkinje System 63 6 The Electrophysiology Study in the Evaluation of Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmias 107 7 The Electrophysiology Study in the Evaluation and Treatment of Ventricular Arrhythmias 167 8 Transcatheter Ablation: Therapeutic Electrophysiology 221 9 Ablation of Supraventricular Tachycardias 233 10 Ablation of PVCs and Ventricular Tachycardia 255 11 Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation 279 12 Ablation of Atrial Flutter 299 13 Cardiac Resynchronization: Pacing Therapy for Heart Failure 319 14 The Evaluation of Syncope 333 15 Electrophysiologic Testing in Perspective: The Evaluation and Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias 347 Questions and Answers 359 Index 373
Richard N. Fogoros, MD, is a former professor of medicine and a longtime practitioner, researcher and author in the fields of cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology. He currently works as a consultant to biomedical companies and as a writer. John M. Mandrola, MD, practices cardiac electrophysiology at Baptist Health in Louisville, KY. Dr. Mandrola is the chief cardiology correspondent at theHeart.org | Medscape Cardiology. His work has appeared in numerous academic journals as well as theatlantic.com, and the Louisville Courier-Journal. He is co-author of The Haywire Heart, just released by VeloPress.