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Title Cardiac bioelectric therapy : mechanisms and practical implications / edited by Igor R. Efimov, Mark W. Kroll, Patrick J. Tchou
Published New York, NY : Springer, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 634 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents Part I. History. History of cardiac pacing ; History of defibrillation ; Ventricular fibrillation : a historical perspective -- Part II. Theory of electric stimulation and defibrillation. The Bidomain theory of pacing ; Bidomain model of defibrillation ; The generalized activating function ; Theory of electroporation -- Part III. Electrode mapping of defibrillation. Critical points and the upper limit of vulnerability for defibrillation ; The role of shock-induced nonregenerative depolarizations -- Part IV. Optical mapping of stimulation and defibrillation. Mechanisms of isolated cell stimulation ; The role of microscopic tissue structure in defibrillation ; Virtual electrode theory of pacing ; The virtual electrode hypothesis of defibrillation ; Simultaneous optical and electrical recordings ; Optical mapping of multisite ventricular fibrillation synchronization -- Part V. Methodology. The Bidomain model of cardiac tissue : from microscale to macroscale ; Multielectrode mapping of the heart ; The role of electroporation -- Part VI. Implications for implantable devices. Lessons for the clinical implant ; Resonance and feedback strategies for low-voltage defibrillation ; Pacing control of local cardiac dynamics ; Advanced methods for assessing the stability and control of alternans ; The future of the implantable defibrillator ; Lessons learned from implantable cardioverter-defibrillators recordings
Summary Pacing and defibrillation have become the leading therapeutic treatments of heart rhythm disorders, including bradycardia and tachycardia. The success of these therapies is largely due to centuries of scientific inquiry into the fundamental mechanisms of bioelectric phenomena in the heart. History of successful development of bioelectric therapies includes development of experimental and theoretical methodologies, novel bioengineering approaches, and state-of-the-art clinical implantable device therapies. The purpose of this book is to present a uniform thematic collection of reviews written b
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cardiac pacing.
Cardiovascular instruments, Implanted.
Heart -- Diseases -- Treatment.
Heart -- Electric properties.
Arrhythmias, Cardiac -- therapy.
Bioelectric Energy Sources.
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial.
Defibrillators, Implantable.
Electric Countershock.
Pacemaker, Artificial.
Form Electronic book
Author Efimov, Igor R.
Kroll, Mark W.
Tchou, Patrick J.
LC no. 2008936096
ISBN 0387794026 (alk. paper)
0387794034 (electronic bk.)
9780387794020 (alk. paper)
9780387794037 (electronic bk.)