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Cardiac Defibrillation

Edited by Damir Erkapic

Kerckhoff Klinik, Germany


Sudden cardiac death and ventricular arrhythmia play a prominent role in mortality in our era. One of the biggest milestones in the therapy of ventricular arrhythmias was the invention of cardiac defibrillation. There were several important developments in the last decades, making nowadays automated external and internal defibrillators widely available. However, the rapid evolution and high differentiation of available options presents a challenge to be kept "up-to-date". With this book, we would like to review the actual guidelines and give practical advices concerning of indications in cardiomyopathy patients, possible contraindications and complications, the perioperative management including anticoagulation and antibiotics, and the programming and follow-up of defibrillator devices.

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Cardiac DefibrillationEdited by Damir Erkapic

Published: January 9th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/45990

ISBN: 978-953-51-0931-0

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7059-4

Copyright year: 2013

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22337 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

10 Dimensions Citations


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1. Principles of External Defibrillators

By Hugo Delgado, Jorge Toquero, Cristina Mitroi, Victor Castro and Ignacio Fernández Lozano


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2. Defibrillation and Cardiac Geometry

By Dan Blendea, Razvan Dadu and Craig A. McPherson


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3. Sudden Death in Ischemic Heart Disease

By Elisabete Martins


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4. Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention: What Guidelines Don't Tell

By Marzia Giaccardi, Andrea Colella, Giovanni Maria Santoro, Alfredo Zuppiroli and Gian Franco Gensini


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5. Long-Term Benefit and Challenges of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy

By Damir Erkapic and Tamas Bauernfeind


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6. ICD in the Era of Telecardiology

By J. Taieb, J. Bouet, R. Morice, J. Hourdain, B. Jouve, Y. Rahal, T. Benchaa, H. Khachab, O. Rica and C. Barnay


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7. ICD Implantation Procdure: Important issues

By Joern Schmitt


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8. ICD and PM Implantation Procedure: Relevant Periprocedural Issues

By Joern Schmitt


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9. Defibrillator Threshold Testing

By Munir Zaqqa


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10. Tachycardia Discrimination Algorithms in ICDs

By Martin Seifert


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11. Current Issues in ICD SVT-VT Discrimination: Pacing for SVT-VT Discrimination

By Kevin A Michael, Damian P Redfearn and Mark L Brown


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