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Cardiac Defibrillation

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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

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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

791

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3. Sudden Death in Ischemic Heart Disease

By Elisabete Martins

781

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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

850

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

By Damir Erkapic and Tamas Bauernfeind

901

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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

1052

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7. ICD Implantation Procdure: Important issues

By Joern Schmitt

1142

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8. ICD and PM Implantation Procedure: Relevant Periprocedural Issues

By Joern Schmitt

893

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9. Defibrillator Threshold Testing

By Munir Zaqqa

1405

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10. Tachycardia Discrimination Algorithms in ICDs

By Martin Seifert

2339

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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

1296

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