Essential Cardiac Electrophysiology : The Self-Assessment Approach

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2013-04-22
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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This book is designed to answer the clinically relevant questions most frequently posed by trainees, practitioners and support staff. Self-assessment questions allow the reader to assess his or her knowledge of the material presented in each chapter and references, provided at the end of each chapter, highlight key articles from the current medical literature so that readers who desire to do so can delve deeper into various subjects in electrophysiology. Written by an electrophysiologist and a nurse, the book is designed to appeal to a wide range of trainees, from cardiac care nurses who want more than cursory knowledge of electrophysiology, to cardiology fellows beginning their specialization in electrophysiology.

Table of Contents


1 Ions, channels, and currents

Potassium channels and currents

Sodium channels and currents

Calcium channels and currents

2 Electrophysiologic effects of cardiac autonomic activity

Adrenergic receptors

Cholinergic receptors

Purinergic receptors

3. Anatomy of Electrophysiology

4 Mechanisms of arrhythmias

5 Sinus node

Sinus tachycardia and SA Reentry tachycardia

Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia

Sinus Node Dysfunction (SND)

HCN4 Chanellopathy and Sinus Bradycardia

6 AV Node

AVN Anatomy and Electrophysiology

Left Bundle Branch Block

Right Bundle Branch Block

AV Block

Paroxysmal AV block

AV block in patients with acute MI

AV Dissociation

7 Supraventricular tachycardia

Atrial flutter

Atrial tachycardias

Left Atrial Tachycardia

Macroreentrant Atrial tachycardia

Atrial fibrillation

Automatic junctional tachycardia

AV Node Reentry Tachycardias

AV reentrant tachycardia


Nodofascicular pathways

Fasciculoventricular connections (FVC)

Permanent form of Junctional Reciprocating Tachycardia (PJRT)

Atriofascicular reentrant tachycardia

8 Differential diagnosis of wide complex tachycardia

9 Ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation

Ventricular arrhythmias in the presence of coronary artery disease

Ventricular arrhythmias in hypertrophic and dilated cardiomyopathy

Bundle branch reentry ventricular tachycardia

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia/cardiomyopathy ARVD/C

Long QT syndrome and Torsade de Pointes

Short QT syndrome (SQTS)24

Brugada syndrome

Early Repolarization and Idiopathic VF

Catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia

10 Ventricular tachycardia in structurally normal heart

11 Miscellaneous forms of ventricular arrhythmias

Propofol-related infusion syndrome (PRIS)

Cardiac Sarcoidosis

Mechanically induced ventricular fibrillation (commotio cordis)

12 Sudden cardiac death and risk stratification

13 Cardiac arrhythmias in patients with neuro-muscular disorders

14 Syncope

15 Pharmacologic therapy of arrhythmias

Pharmacologic principles as applied to antiarrhythmic drugs

Antiarrhythmic drugs

Beta blockers

Class III antiarrhythmic drugs

Calcium channel blockers



16 Electrical therapy for cardiac arrhythmias

Cardioversion defibrillation


Implantable defibrillators

Self-assessment answers


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