Takumi Yamada

University of Alabama at BirminghamUnited States of America

Dr. Takumi Yamada is currently Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in the United States of America. He was born in Tottori, Japan. He graduated from Faculty of Medicine, Nagoya University and was trained in Japan. His specialty is pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments of cardiac arrhythmias. He has more than 150 scientific publications including book chapters. He is an internationally recognized authority in the treatment of ventricular arrhythmias. He is a regular lecturer at several international cardiology and electrophysiology meetings. He has served as a book editor, and an associate editor and reviewer for 20 major international cardiology and electrophysiology journals.

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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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