Endre Zima

Semmelweis University

Prof. Endre Zima, MD, Ph.D., is the chief of the cardiac ICU at Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center, Budapest, Hungary. He is a consultant in anesthesiology, intensive care, and cardiology. He achieved a Ph.D. and a medical habilitation degree from Semmelweis University in 2006 and 2017, respectively. As a professor, he holds graduate and postgraduate lectures and practices in anesthesiology, intensive care and cardiology. He is a full Instructor of the European Resuscitation Council in Advanced Life Support (ALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS). Dr. Zima is a fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), and the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association. He achieved the EHRA accreditation for Cardiac Pacing and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators. He is past president of the Working Group on Cardiac Arrhythmias and Pacing and board member of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology and Working Group of Heart Failure. He is a member of the Hungarian Society of Resuscitation and the Hungarian Society of Anesthesiology and Intensive Therapy. He has developed protocols for cardiac intensive care and anesthesia for special critical cardiac procedures, such as treatment of cardiogenic shock, electrical storm, protocol of target temperature management (TTM) of post-cardiac arrest syndrome (PCAS), anesthesia for ablations, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (S-ICD), barostimulator implantations, and more. His fields of research are cardiopulmonary resuscitation, post-cardiac arrest intensive care, arrhythmias, ICDs/implantable pulse generators (IPGs), cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) therapy, defibrillator development, acute and intensive cardiac care, cardiogenic shock/acute heart failure, and invasive hemodynamic monitoring. He is currently supervising the scientific research work of four Ph.D. students and three medical students. Professor Zima and his co-authors have two accepted patents to their credit. He is the author of thirteen book chapters, sixty-six international journal articles, and fifty-six native-language papers (26 papers in D1, and 46 in Q1 category) with a total citation of 3234, Hirsch-index of 18, g-index of 27.

Endre Zima

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Updates on Cardiac Defibrillation, Cardioversion and AED Development delves deeply into the multifaceted world of arrhythmia treatment. Through various approaches, the chapters show a wide array of electrical and pharmacological methods to restore normal sinus rhythm in tachyarrhythmic cases. From the historical perspective of the first use of direct current electrical cardioversion to the effective deployment of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in public-access defibrillation programs, this book underscores the crucial role of timely intervention. Focusing on atrial arrhythmias, the impact of tachyarrhythmia on heart function is highlighted and potential breakthroughs of cardioversion drugs are introduced. In the context of hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, the book uncovers treatment strategies, emphasizing the innovative cardiac myosin modulation. The chapter on the effectors of transthoracic impedance and their significant influence on electrical intervention success rate urges personalized optimization methods for increased efficiency. Collectively, these chapters provide a comprehensive overview of various aspects of arrhythmia treatment, presenting advancements, challenges, and strategies to enhance patient outcomes in the dynamic landscape of acute cardiology care.

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