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Tachycardia

Heart rates are normally controlled by a natural pacemaker, the sinus node, and normal heart rhythm is called sinus rhythm. Tachycardia is defined as a faster heart rhythm than normal sinus rhythm. Tachycardias can cause symptoms such as palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath and fatigue, which reduce the quality of life. Fast tachycardias can cause hemodynamic collapse and sudden cardiac death. The causes, mechanisms, and origins of tachycardias are various. The diagnosis of tachycardias is made by electrocardiograms and electrophysiological testing. Tachycardias can be managed and treated by pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. This book covers these concerns from basic and clinical points of view and will lead to a further understanding and improvement in the clinical outcomes of tachycardias.

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TachycardiaEdited by Takumi Yamada

Published: March 30th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1504

ISBN: 978-953-51-0413-1

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1. Accurate Detection of Paediatric Ventricular Tachycardia in AED

By U. Irusta, E. Aramendi, J. Ruiz and S. Ruiz de Gauna

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2. Surgical Maze Procedures for Atrial Arrhythmias in Univentricular Hearts, from Maze History to Conversion-Fontan

By Charles Kik and Ad J.J.C. Bogers

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3. Definition, Diagnosis and Treatment of Tachycardia

By Anand Deshmukh

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4. Ryanodine Receptor Channelopathies: The New Kid in the Arrhythmia Neighborhood

By María Fernández-Velasco, Ana María Gómez, Jean-Pierre Benitah and Patricia Neco

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5. The Effects of Lidocaine on Reperfusion Ventricular Fibrillation During Coronary Artery - Bypass Graft Surgery

By Ahmet Mahli and Demet Coskun

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6. Tachycardia as "Shadow Play"

By Andrey Moskalenko

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7. Metabolic Modulators to Treat Cardiac Arrhythmias Induced by Ischemia and Reperfusion

By Moslem Najafi and Tahereh Eteraf-Oskouei

1950

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8. Mechanisms of Ca2+-Triggered Arrhythmias

By Simon Sedej and Burkert Pieske

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9. Heart Rate Variability: An Index of the Brain-Heart Interaction

By Ingrid Tonhajzerova, Igor Ondrejka, Zuzana Turianikova, Kamil Javorka, Andrea Calkovska and Michal Javorka

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