Damir Erkapic

Kerckhoff KlinikGermany

Dr. Erkapic finished medicine study at J.W. Goethe University of Medicine in Frankfurt/Main, approbation in 2006, at J. Gutenberg University of Medicine in Mainz, specialty in internal medicine, cardiology and electrophysiology at Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center in Bad Nauheim, J.W. Goethe University of Medicine in Frankfurt/Main and J. Liebig University of Medicine in Gießen (all in Germany). Currently Dr. Erkapic is Cardiologist/Electrophysiologist at the University Clinic of Gießen and Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center. Fellow of the German Heartrhythm Fellowship (2008-2010). He is member of the German Society of Cardiology (DGK), European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA). He is author and co-author of 2 books and several international publications in refereed journals and conferences.

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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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