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Cardiac Defibrillation

Prediction, Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Arrhythmic Events

Millions of people throughout the world currently depend on appropriate, timely shocks from implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) to avoid sudden death due to cardiovascular malfunctions. Therefore, information regarding the use, applications, and clinical relevance of ICDs is imperative for expanding the body of knowledge used to prevent and manage fatal cardiovascular behavior. As such, the apt and timely research contained in this book will prove both relevant to current ICD usage and valuable in helping advance ICD technology. This book is divided into three comprehensive sections in order to cover several areas of ICD research. The first section introduces defibrillator technology, discusses determinants for successful defibrillation, and explores assessments of patients who receive defibrillation. The next section talks about predicting, preventing, and managing near catastrophic cardiovascular events, and research presented in the final section examine special cases in ICD patients and explore information that can be learned through clinical trial examinations of patients with defibrillators. Each chapter of this book will help answer critical questions about ICDs.

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Cardiac DefibrillationPrediction, Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Arrhythmic EventsEdited by Joyelle Harris

Published: November 14th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/1771

ISBN: 978-953-307-692-8

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6567-5

Copyright year: 2011

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1. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

By Behzad Ghanavati


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2. Defibrillation Shock Amplitude, Location and Timing

By Shimon Rosenheck


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3. Prognostic Significance of Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Shocks

By Dan Blendea, Razvan Dadu and Craig McPherson


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4. Ventricular Tachyarrhythmias in Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Recipients: Differences Between Ischemic and Dilated Cardiomyopathies

By Aldo Casaleggio, Tiziana Guidotto, Vincenzo Malavasi and Paolo Rossi


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5. Prediction of Ventricular Arrhythmias in Patients at Risk of Sudden Cardiac Death

By K.H. Haugaa, J.P. Amlie and T. Edvardsen


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6. Prevention of Sudden Death – Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator and/or Ventricular Radiofrequency Ablation

By Andrea Colella, Marzia Giaccardi, Antonella Sabatini, Alfredo Zuppiroli and Gian Franco Gensini


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7. Just in Time Support to Aide Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation

By Frank A. Drews and Paul M. Picciano


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8. Electrical Storm in the Era of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators

By David T. Huang and Darren Traub


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9. Ventricular Arrhythmias Due to a Transient of Correctable Cause in MADIT-II Patients: Prevalence and Clinical Relevance

By Michela Casella, Pasquale Santangeli, Ghaliah Al-Mohani, Antonio Dello Russo, Francesco Perna, Stefano Bartoletti, Joseph Gallinghouse, Luigi Di Biase, Andrea Natale and Claudio Tondo


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10. ICDs in Clinical Trials: Assessment of the Effects of Omega-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids from Fish Oils on Ventricular Tachycardia and Ventricular Fibrillation

By A. Mirrahimi, L. Chiavaroli, K. Srichaikul, J.L. Sievenpiper, C.W.C. Kendall and D.J.A. Jenkins


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11. Application of the Bispectral Index (BIS) During Deep Sedation for Patients with ICD Testing

By Małgorzata Kuc, Maciej Kempa, Magdalena A.Wujtewicz, Radosław Owczuk and Maria Wujtewicz


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