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Cardiac Arrhythmias - Translational Approach from Pathophysiology to Advanced Care

Endre Zima

Semmelweis University

Prof. Dr. Endre Zima works as the chief of Cardiac ICU at Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center. His fields of interest are intensive cardiac care, CPR, post-cardiac arrest care, device therapy of arrhythmias, defibrillator waveform, and AED development.


Anatomy Physiology Perioperative Non-Cardiac Causes Antiarrhythmic Drugs Development SARS-CoV2 Infection Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation PPE Arrhythmias

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This book is dedicated to a translational approach to cardiac arrhythmias. The anatomical and pathophysiological background is to be understood first to find the focus and reversible triggering causes of arrhythmias. One facing with arrhythmias has to think out of the box, considering the non-cardiac causes as well. Perioperative arrhythmias of cardiac and non-cardiac surgery patients is a common issue to deal with.

The book provides an update on old-school and newly developed antiarrhythmic drugs, clarifying the limitations of the pharmacologic approach. The nonpharmacological treatments, such as cardiac implantable devices and ablation therapy of arrhythmias are detailed. Nowadays it is a must to discuss the approach to the arrhythmias of the COVID-patient urging special pathways in diagnosis and treatment. Sports and peri-arrest arrhythmic conditions, resuscitation is also discussed in this book. Medical students, residents, cardiologists, anesthesiologists, intensive care specialists will be able to use this knowledge in their daily routine.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: February 11th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: March 11th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: May 10th 2021

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Review results due: July 29th 2021

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Expected publication date: September 27th 2021

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Endre Zima

Semmelweis University

Prof. Dr. Endre Zima works as the chief of Cardiac ICU at Semmelweis University Heart and Vascular Center. Dr. Zima is specialized in anesthesiology-intensive care and cardiology. He has authored 13 book chapters and more than 130 journal papers, achieved a Hirsch-index of 14, g-index of 22, and more than 650 independent citations. He has been holding graduate and postraduate lectures and practices in anesthesiology since 2006, and in cardiology since 2008. He is a PhD Lecturer in Semmelweis University since 2010. He obtains an accreditation of EHRA on Cardiac Pacing and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators, he is accredited AALS Instructor of European Resuscitation Council. He is a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology, member of the European Heart Rhythm Association and Acute Cardiovascular Care Association, board member of the Hungarian Society of Cardiology (HSC), president of Working Group (WG) on Cardiac Pacing of HSC , board member of WG of Heart Failure. Dr. Zima is also a member the Hungarian Society of Resuscitation, Hungarian Society of Anesthesiology. His fields of interest are acute and intensive cardiac care, CPR and post-cardiac arrest intensive care, heart failure and cardiogenic shock, device therapy of arrhythmias, defibrillator waveform and AED development.

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