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Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Clinical Practice

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Doreen DeFaria Yeh, Ami Bhatt, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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There is an evident practice gap in education of general adult cardiologists on long-term management of congenital heart disease (CHD). The goal of this book is to help general cardiologists, but also pediatricians and related care providers in the management and diagnosis of adult CHD. Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Clinical Practice provides clear, practical advice on adult CHD for the busy fellow, resident and practicing clinician. It includes training and revision material to assist lear…
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DeFaria Yeh, Doreen
Bhatt, Ami
Responsibility
Doreen DeFaria Yeh, Ami Bhatt, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 580 p.) : 131 illus., 103 illus. in color
Series Title
In clinical practice
ISBN
9783319674209
9783319674186 (print ed.)
9783319674193 (print ed.)
ISSN
2199-6652
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Heart Defects, Congenital
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
There is an evident practice gap in education of general adult cardiologists on long-term management of congenital heart disease (CHD). The goal of this book is to help general cardiologists, but also pediatricians and related care providers in the management and diagnosis of adult CHD. Adult Congenital Heart Disease in Clinical Practice provides clear, practical advice on adult CHD for the busy fellow, resident and practicing clinician. It includes training and revision material to assist learning and is formatted in such a way as to provide short, concise content designed for easy recall of salient facts.
Contents
Part I. General Introductory Principles -- Terminology: Defining cardiac position, chamber morphology and Van Prague nomenclature -- Dextrocardias -- Part II. Shunt Lesions -- General Principles of shunt lesions -- Atrial Septal -- Defects and Sinus Venosus Defects -- Ventricular Septal Defects -- Atrioventricular Canal Type Defects -- Patent Ductus Arteriosus -- Miscellaneous Lesions -- Pulmonary Hypertension and Eisenmenger Physiology -- Persistent Left Superior Vena Cava -- Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return -- Part III. Left Heart Obstructive Lesions -- Cor Triatriatum -- Congenital Mitral Stenosis -- Subaortic Stenosis -- Congenital Aortic Stenosis -- Supravalvular Aortic Stenosis -- Coarctation of the Aorta and Shone's Complex -- Part IV. Right Heart Obstructive Lesions -- Valvular Pulmonary Stenosis -- Supravalvular Pulmonary Stenosis -- Subvalvular Pulmonary Stenosis -- Double Chamber Right Ventricle -- Part V. Conotruncal Abnormalities -- Double Outlet Right Ventricle -- Tetralogy of Fallot -- Truncus Arteriosus -- D Looped Transposition of the Great Arteries -- L Looped or Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries -- Part VI. Other Complex Lesions -- Ebstein's Anomaly of the Tricuspid Valve -- Univentricular Heart and Fontan Palliation -- Left Ventricular Non-Compaction -- Genetic Thoracic Aortic Syndromes -- Part VII. Coronary Abnormalities -- Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies -- Kawasaki's Disease -- Part VIII. Principles in Adult Congenital Heart Disease -- Advanced Cardiac Imaging in ACHD -- Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing in ACHD -- Obesity and Exercise Restriction in ACHD -- Endocarditis Prophylaxis in ACHD -- Pregnancy in ACHD -- Heart Failure in ACHD -- Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk in ACHD.
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Aging and heart failure : mechanisms and management

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Bodh I. Jugdutt, editor. --New York: Springer , c2014.
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This book synthesizes the major research advances in molecular, biochemical, and translational aspects of aging and heart failure over the last four decades and addresses future directions in management and drug discovery. It presents clinical issues and molecular mechanisms related to heart failure, including the changing demographics in the aging population with heart failure; hypertension and prevention of diastolic heart failure in the aging population; polypharmacy and adverse drug reactio…
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Jugdutt, Bodh I
Responsibility
Bodh I. Jugdutt, editor
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource
ISBN
9781493902682 (electronic bk.)
9781493902675
Subjects (MeSH)
Aging - physiology
Heart Failure
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart failure
Older people - Medical care
Abstract
This book synthesizes the major research advances in molecular, biochemical, and translational aspects of aging and heart failure over the last four decades and addresses future directions in management and drug discovery. It presents clinical issues and molecular mechanisms related to heart failure, including the changing demographics in the aging population with heart failure; hypertension and prevention of diastolic heart failure in the aging population; polypharmacy and adverse drug reactions in the aging population with heart failure; changes in the heart that accompany advancing age from humans to molecules; aging-associated alterations in myocardial inflammation and fibrosis; and aging-related changes in mitochondrial function and implications for heart failure therapy. The book succinctly summarizes the large volume of data on these key topics and highlights novel pathways that need to be explored. Featuring contributions from leading clinician-scientists, Aging and Heart Failure: Mechanisms and Management is an authoritative resource on the major clinical issues in heart failure therapy in the elderly for cardiologists, gerontologists, and internists.
Contents
Changing Demographics of the Aging Population with Heart Failure and Implications for Therapy -- Biology of Aging and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy and Prevention -- Hypertension and Prevention of Diastolic Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Aging and Optimal Therapy of Systolic Heart Failure in the Elderly -- Atrial Fibrillation and Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Optimizing Therapy of Heart Failure in the Aging Population with Monitoring in Clinics -- Cardiac Alterations in Aging, Hypertension, and Diastolic Heart Failure -- Polypharmacy and Adverse Drug Reactions in the Aging Population with Heart Failure -- Age-Related Changes in Vascular Biology and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy in the Aging Population -- Biomarkers and Optimal Management of Heart Failure in the Aging Population -- Benefits of Exercise in the Elderly -- The RAAS in Heart Failure: An Update on Clinical Trials and Opportunities for Therapy -- Aging and Diastolic Dysfunction: The Interplay of Inflammation and Extracellular Matrix Regulation -- Reperfusion and Vasodilator Therapy in Elderly Patients with STEMI and Heart Failure: Improving Outcomes -- Erythropoietin Therapy for Heart Failure -- Role of Resistin in Heart Failure in the Elderly -- Role of Coronary Artery Calcium in Cardiovascular Risk Stratification and Management in the Aging Population -- Aging and Remodeling of the RAS and RAAS and Related Pathways: Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging and Right Ventricular Failure from Pulmonary Hypertension: Effect of Right Ventricular and Pulmonary Artery Remodeling -- Aging and Right Ventricular Failure from Pulmonary Hypertension: Effect of Right Ventricular and Pulmonary Artery Remodeling -- Biomarkers of Cardiovascular Aging -- Changes in the Heart That Accompany Advancing Age: Humans to Molecules -- Aging-Related Changes in Cell Death and Cell Survival Pathways and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Related Changes in Telomeres and Telomerases and Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Associated Alterations in Myocardial Inflammation and Fibrosis: Pathophysiological Perspectives and Clinical Implications -- Aging-Related Changes in Extracellular Matrix: Implications for Ventricular Remodeling Following Myocardial Infarction -- Calcium-Handling Defects and Changes in Cardiac Function in the Aging Heart -- Integrins: Implications for Aging in Heart Failure Therapy -- Adipokines as Novel Biomarkers in Aging and Heart Failure -- Aging-Related Changes in Cellular and Molecular Mechanisms of Postinfarction Remodeling: Implications for Heart Failure Therapy -- Aging-Related Changes in Mitochondrial Function and Implication for Heart Failure Therapy -- Regulation of SERCA Via Oxidative Modifications: Implications for the Pathophysiology of Diastolic Dysfunction in the Aging Heart -- SMP30 and Aging-Related Cardiac Remodeling and Heart Failure.
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An Illustrated Guide to Congenital Heart Disease : From Diagnosis to Treatment : From Fetus to Adult

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In Sook Park, editor. --Singapore: Springer , c2019.
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This book combines an exceptional wealth of precise, exquisite schematic drawings and high-quality images with clear explanatory text in order to provide readers with a crisp and clear understanding of all aspects of congenital heart disease, from diagnosis to treatment and from the fetus to the adult. In format the book appears similar to a large collection of case reports covering all types of congenital heart disease, including complex lesions such as single ventricle and atrial isomerism. F…
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Park, In Sook
Responsibility
In Sook Park, editor
Place of Publication
Singapore
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 705 p.) : 1125 illus., 604 illus. in color
ISBN
9789811369780
9789811369773 (Print ed.)
9789811369797 (Print ed.)
9789811369803 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Heart Defects, Congenital
Specialty
Cardiology
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Abstract
This book combines an exceptional wealth of precise, exquisite schematic drawings and high-quality images with clear explanatory text in order to provide readers with a crisp and clear understanding of all aspects of congenital heart disease, from diagnosis to treatment and from the fetus to the adult. In format the book appears similar to a large collection of case reports covering all types of congenital heart disease, including complex lesions such as single ventricle and atrial isomerism. For each lesion, the illustrations are placed before the text so that the reader can gain a quick and general overview before going into more detail. The contents are as practical and concise as possible. The intention is that, despite its size, the book will serve as a handy reference for cardiologists, surgeons, intensivists, obstetricians specializing in fetal sonography, nurses, trainees, students, researchers, and even patients and their families. This is a “must-have” bedside reference in the cardiac ward, the ICU, and the fetal sonography room and will even be valuable in outpatient clinics.
Contents
1. Introduction -- 2. Atrial Septal Defect (ASD) -- 3. Ventricular Septal Defect (VSD) -- 4. Patent Ductus Arteriosus, Aortopulmonary Window -- 5. Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection (PAPVC) -- 6. Atrioventricular Septal Defect -- 7. Abnormalities of the Right Ventricular Outflow Tract and Pulmonary Arteries -- 8. Aortic Stenosis and Other Types of Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction or Anomalies -- 9. Coarctation of the Aorta (COA) -- 10. Interrupted Aortic Arch (IAA) -- 11. Tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) with or without Pulmonary Atresia -- 12. Tricuspid Atresia -- 13. Complete Transposition of the Great Arteries (Complete TGA) -- 14. Pulmonary Atresia with Intact Ventricular Septum (PA IVS) -- 15. Double Outlet Right Ventricle (DORV) -- 16. Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries (CC-TGA) -- 17. Ebstein’s Anomaly -- 18. Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Connection and Other Congenital Anomalies of the Pulmonary Veins -- 19. Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) -- 20. Truncus Arteriosus -- 21. Vascular Rings and Slings -- 22. Congenital Anomalies of the Mitral Valve and the Left Ventricular Inflow -- 23. Functional Single Ventricle (FSV) -- 24. Cardiac Malposition -- 25. Atrial Isomerism -- 26. Coronary Anomalies -- 27. Cardiac Tumor -- 28. Miscellaneous Images in Congenital Heart Disease.
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Antiarrhythmic Drugs

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Antoni Martínez-Rubio, Juan Tamargo, Gheorghe- Andrei Dan, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This volume reviews current and potential future therapies for arrhythmias. It is a highly practical guide for the use of pharmaceuticals in the management of the discipline, and has been written in a simple quick-access format. Antiarrhythmic Drugs builds on the current understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms and insights gained from previous studies of therapeutic interventions. It is designed to establish the baseline level of knowledge that a cardiovascular professional needs to know…
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Martínez-Rubio, Antoni
Tamargo, Juan
Dan, Gheorghe- Andrei
Responsibility
Antoni Martínez-Rubio, Juan Tamargo, Gheorghe- Andrei Dan, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 428 p.) : 35 illus., 29 illus. in color
Series Title
Current cardiovascular therapy
ISBN
9783030348939
9783030348915 (Print ed.)
9783030348922 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - drug therapy
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents - therapeutic use
Specialty
Cardiology
Pharmacology
Abstract
This volume reviews current and potential future therapies for arrhythmias. It is a highly practical guide for the use of pharmaceuticals in the management of the discipline, and has been written in a simple quick-access format. Antiarrhythmic Drugs builds on the current understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms and insights gained from previous studies of therapeutic interventions. It is designed to establish the baseline level of knowledge that a cardiovascular professional needs to know on a day-to-day basis.
Contents
1. Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmias -- 2. Class I Antiarrhythmic Drugs: Na+ Channel Blockers -- 3. Class III Antiarrhythmic Drugs -- 4. Beta-blockers as Antiarrhythmic Agents -- 5. Modulation of Calcium Handling: Calcium-Channel Modulators -- 6. Other Antiarrhythmic Drugs -- 7. Antiarrhythmic Properties of Non-Antiarrhythmic Drugs in Atrial Fibrillation: Upstream Therapy -- 8. Clinical Significance and Management of Arrhythmias.
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Anticoagulation Therapy

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Joe F. Lau, Geoffrey D. Barnes, Michael B. Streiff, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2018.
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This book presents the latest evidence and guidelines supporting the use of anticoagulant therapy for various clinical scenarios. The field of anticoagulation therapy is evolving rapidly, particularly since the arrival and widespread adoption of direct oral anticoagulants. Organized in two parts, this book reviews the pharmacologic properties of various anticoagulants and details the clinical applications of anticoagulant therapy. Drugs such as warfarin and unfractionated heparin, as well as pa…
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Lau, Joe F.
Barnes, Geoffrey D.
Streiff, Michael B.
Responsibility
Joe F. Lau, Geoffrey D. Barnes, Michael B. Streiff, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2018
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxix, 452 p.) : 42 illus., 30 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319737096
9783319737089 (print ed.)
9783319737102 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anticoagulants - therapeutic use
Specialty
Hematology
Abstract
This book presents the latest evidence and guidelines supporting the use of anticoagulant therapy for various clinical scenarios. The field of anticoagulation therapy is evolving rapidly, particularly since the arrival and widespread adoption of direct oral anticoagulants. Organized in two parts, this book reviews the pharmacologic properties of various anticoagulants and details the clinical applications of anticoagulant therapy. Drugs such as warfarin and unfractionated heparin, as well as parenteral and direct oral anticoagulants are discussed in terms of their pharmacokinetics, drug-disease interactions, dosing strategies, and risk considerations. Clinical applications of anticoagulant therapy in disorders such as acute coronary syndromes, atrial fibrillation, and thrombophilia and in special populations such as pregnant women, the elderly, and in the patient with cancer are highlighted. Clinical vignettes, algorithms, clinical pearls, and self-assessment questions are integrated throughout the book. Featuring contributions from authorities in the field, Anticoagulation Therapy is an essential resource for cardiologists, vascular medicine specialists, hematologists, internists, and all other healthcare professionals who prescribe anticoagulants.
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I. Anticoagulants -- 2. Warfarin -- 3. Unfractionated Heparin and Low-Molecular-Weight Heparin -- 4. Parenteral Anticoagulants: Direct Thrombin Inhibitors and Pentasaccharides -- 5. Direct Oral Anticoagulants -- 6. Anticoagulation Reversal -- 7. Transitioning Between Anticoagulants -- Part II. Clinical Applications of Anticoagulant Therapy -- 8. The Anticoagulation Clinic -- 9. Peri-Operative Management of Anticoagulants -- 10. Acute Coronary Syndromes -- 11. Antithrombotic Therapy for Patients with Atrial Fibrillation -- 12. Anticoagulant Strategies for Electrophysiology Procedures -- 13. Anticoagulation for Cardiac Prosthetic Devices: Prosthetic Heart Valves, Left Ventricular Assist Devices, and Septal Closure Devices -- 14. Anticoagulation in Venous Thromboembolism -- 15. Thrombophilic States -- 16. Thrombophilia Testing -- 17. Heparin-Induced Thrombocytopenia -- 18. Anticoagulation Therapy in Pregnant Patients -- 19. Anticoagulation in the Elderly -- 20. Anticoagulation in the Patient with Cancer.
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Arrhythmia Induction in the EP Lab

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Gabriel Cismaru, editor. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book focuses on how to induce clinical arrhythmias in the electrophysiology (EP) laboratory, a procedure that is indispensable for analyzing the underlying mechanisms, and identifying the most effective treatment of the arrhythmia. In the main part of the book, the authors share their own experiences with 13 different medications that can be injected or infused for arrhythmia induction – ranging from isoprenaline and atropine to ephedrine – all of which can be easily found in any cardiolog…
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Cismaru, Gabriel
Responsibility
Gabriel Cismaru, editor
Alternate Title
Arrhythmia induction in the electrophysiology lab
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (ix, 228 p.) : 138 illus., 131 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319927299
9783319927282 (Print ed.)
9783319927305 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - physiopathology
Heart Conduction System - drug effects
Pharmacologic Actions
Specialty
Cardiology
Pharmacology
Abstract
This book focuses on how to induce clinical arrhythmias in the electrophysiology (EP) laboratory, a procedure that is indispensable for analyzing the underlying mechanisms, and identifying the most effective treatment of the arrhythmia. In the main part of the book, the authors share their own experiences with 13 different medications that can be injected or infused for arrhythmia induction – ranging from isoprenaline and atropine to ephedrine – all of which can be easily found in any cardiology department. Each chapter begins with a description of the drug’s chemical structure and mechanism of actions, then illustrates the infusion preparation, dosage and side effects and lastly analyzes its electrophysiological properties and highlights the most important clinical studies on it. For each drug the authors list–in dedicated tables–administration protocols from their own hospital. This book is of interest to postgraduate students, cardiology residents, cardiologists and pediatric cardiologists with special interest in arrhythmias, as well as to trainees, technicians and nurses involved in the EP lab.
Contents
1. Introduction: Why Do We Need Arrhythmia Induction? -- 2. How to Induce Arrhythmias by Atrial and Ventricular Programmed Stimulation? -- 3. How to Induce Arrhythmias with Isoprenaline -- 4. How to Induce Arrhythmias with Orciprenaline -- 5. How to Induce Arrhythmias with Adrenaline -- 6. How to Induce Arrhythmias with Atropine -- 7. How to Induce Arrhythmias with Noradrenaline -- 8. How to Induce Arrhythmias with Dobutamine -- 9. How to Induce Arrhythmias with Dopamine -- 10. Adrenaline Versus Atropine for AVNRT Induction -- 11. Adrenaline Versus Isoprenaline for Arrhythmia Induction -- 12. How to Induce Arrhythmias with Salbutamol -- 13. How to Induce Arrhythmias with Caffeine? -- 14. How to Induce Arrhythmias with Adenosine? -- 15. How to Induce Arrhythmias with Aminophylline? -- 16. How to Induce Arrhythmias with Ephedrine? -- 17. Arrhythmias Induction and Energy Drinks -- 18. Ajmaline, Flecainide and Propafenone Can Induce Ventricular Fibrillation in Patients with Brugada Syndrome -- 19. Arrhythmia Induction in Children -- 20. Arrhythmia Induction During Transesophageal Electrophysiological Study -- 21. How to Induce Pacemaker-Mediated Tachycardia? -- 22. What to Do When Clinical Arrhythmia Is Uninducible?: Stepwise Approach.
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The Arrhythmic Patient in the Emergency Department : A Practical Guide for Cardiologists and Emergency Physicians

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Massimo Zecchin, Gianfranco Sinagra, editors. (1st ed.) --Cham: Springer , c2016.
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This book is a practical guide to the differential diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting in the Emergency Department with syncope or arrhythmias, including bradyarrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, narrow and wide QRS tachycardias. In addition, clear advice is provided on the management of patients with cardiac devices and possible dysfunction, electrical storm, or a requirement for urgent surgery. For each topic, a literature review of epidemiology, physiopathology, differential diagnosi…
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Zecchin, Massimo
Sinagra, Gianfranco
Responsibility
Massimo Zecchin, Gianfranco Sinagra, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (x, 208 p. : 52 illus., 32 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319243283
9783319243269 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - therapy
Emergency Medicine - methods
Emergency Service, Hospital
Abstract
This book is a practical guide to the differential diagnosis and treatment of patients presenting in the Emergency Department with syncope or arrhythmias, including bradyarrhythmias, atrial fibrillation, narrow and wide QRS tachycardias. In addition, clear advice is provided on the management of patients with cardiac devices and possible dysfunction, electrical storm, or a requirement for urgent surgery. For each topic, a literature review of epidemiology, physiopathology, differential diagnosis, and treatment is conducted. Furthermore, practical suggestions are offered for short-term management, e.g., regarding the decision on when and where to hospitalize the patient; these proposals do not replace but rather summarize or integrate the current guidelines.The book is designed both for emergency physicians and cardiologists, who will be the first to evaluate and treat patients with arrhythmias or potentially arrhythmic problems in the emergency setting. It will also be a useful textbook for students and residents in Cardiology and Emergency Medicine.
Contents
1 Introduction -- 2 Management of arrhythmic patients in ED: general principles -- 3 Syncope: first evaluation and management in ED -- 4 Bradyarrhythmias -- 5 Narrow QRS tachyarrhythmias -- 6 Atrial flutter and fibrillation -- 7 Wide QRS tachycardias -- 8 Acute management of arrhythmias in patients with known congenital heart disease and channelopathies -- 9 Acute management of patients with arrhythmias and non-cardiac diseases -- 10 Drug abuse and intoxication -- 11 Pacemaker malfunction; is it real? -- 12 Management of the electrical storm in patients with ICD -- 13 Emergency surgery and cardiac devices.
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ASPC Manual of Preventive Cardiology

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Nathan D. Wong, Ezra A. Amsterdam, Peter P. Toth, editors. (Second edition) --Cham: Springer , c2021.
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This second edition provides an updated review on the current guidelines and practice standards for the clinical management of cardiovascular risk factors and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Endorsed by the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, this practical textbook includes concise descriptions of major and newer risk factors, biomarkers, and best practices in the management and prevention of cardiovascular disease. The manual contains chapters on the epidemiology and risk facto…
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Wong, Nathan D.
Amsterdam, Ezra A.
Toth, Peter P.
Responsibility
Nathan D. Wong, Ezra A. Amsterdam, Peter P. Toth, editors
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2021
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 761 p.)
Series Title
Contemporary cardiology
ISBN
9783030562793
9783030562786 (Print ed.)
9783030562809 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2196-8969
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - prevention & control
Primary Prevention
Specialty
Cardiology
Abstract
This second edition provides an updated review on the current guidelines and practice standards for the clinical management of cardiovascular risk factors and prevention of cardiovascular diseases. Endorsed by the American Society for Preventive Cardiology, this practical textbook includes concise descriptions of major and newer risk factors, biomarkers, and best practices in the management and prevention of cardiovascular disease. The manual contains chapters on the epidemiology and risk factors for a variety of cardiovascular diseases including dyslipidemia, hypertension, diabetes, inflammation, and ischemic stroke. It examines behavioral factors, psychosocial stress, family history, nutrition, physical activity, smoking, alcohol use, and other sociocultural factors. In addition, the book discusses new imaging strategies in detection of cardiovascular disease, prevention of heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and peripheral arterial disease, and prevention for special populations. Throughout the manual, recommendations are based on guidelines endorsed by the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association, and other major societies. The second edition of the ASPC Manual of Preventive Cardiology is an essential resource for physicians, medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, and other healthcare professionals and researchers in cardiology, primary care, health promotion and disease prevention, exercise physiology, and pharmacotherapy.
Contents
1. Focus on Cardiovascular Health Promotion and Disease Prevention- Opportunities for Improvement -- 2. National and Global Trends of Cardiovascular Disease Mortality, Morbidity, and Risk -- 3. Cardiovascular Risk Assessment: From Global Risk Scoring to Risk Enhancing Factors -- 4. Assessment and Management of Psychosocial Risk Factors within Preventive Cardiology Practice -- 5. Dietary Strategies for Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Risk Reduction -- 6. Physical Activity Strategies -- 7. Obesity Management and Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease -- 8. Smoking and Vaping -- 9. Alcohol and Cardiovascular Diseases -- 10. The 2018 AHA/ACC/Multi-Society Cholesterol guidelines: A personalized approach to risk reduction -- 11. Blood Pressure and Hypertension Management -- 12. Cardiodiabetology: Reducing Risks to Optimize Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes -- 13. Antiplatelet Therapy -- 14. Inflammation and Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease -- 15. The Role of Genetics in Preventive Cardiology: Utility of Clinically Available Genetic Tests -- 16. Exercise Electrocardiographic Stress Testing -- 17. Ultrasound and MRI Assessment of Cardiovascular Risk -- 18. Role of CT Coronary Calcium Scanning and Angiography in Evaluation of Cardiovascular Risk -- 19. Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in Women -- 20. Racial/Ethnic Considerations in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease -- 21. Prevention of Heart Failure -- 22. Prevention of Peripheral Arterial Disease -- 23. Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation -- 24. Prevention of Ischemic Stroke -- 25. Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease -- 26. Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease Guidelines -- 27. Secondary Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation -- 28. Integrative Approaches for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention -- 29. Preventive Cardiology as Specialized Medical Art.
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Atlas of 3D echocardiography

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[edited by] Edward A. Gill. --Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders , c2013.
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[edited by] Edward A. Gill
Alternate Title
3D echocardiography
Place of Publication
Philadelphia, PA
Publisher
Elsevier Saunders
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 375 p.)
ISBN
9781455742387
Subjects (MeSH)
Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional - methods
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Ultrasonography
Subjects (LCSH)
Echocardiography - Atlases
Heart - Diseases - Diagnosis - Atlases
Echocardiography, Three-Dimensional - methods - Atlases
Cardiovascular Diseases - ultrasonography - Atlases
Contents
Historical perspective on three-dimensional echocardiography / Edward Gill, Berthold Klas -- Practical integration of 3D echo in the workflow of the echo lab / Lynn Weinert, Lissa Sugeng -- 3D transesophageal echocardiographic systems / Ivan S. Salgo -- Evaluation of the aortic valve by real-time three-dimensional echocardiography / Edward A. Gill -- Real time 3D echocardiography highlights : normal valve anatomy and measurements / Ernesto Salcedo and Jennifer Dorosz -- Mitral stenosis / Edward A. Gill -- Mitral regurgitation, mitral valve repair / Judy Hung and Gary Mak -- Prosthetic mitral valve evaluation / Burkhard Mackensen -- Tricuspid valve / Alicia A. Bourne and Edward A. Gill -- Pulmonary valve in health and disease by 3D echo / Edward A. Gill -- Three dimensional echo for volumetric assessment / Carly Jenkins -- Evaluation of left ventricular disynchrony by 3D echo / Cliona Kenny -- Right ventricular function assessment by 3D echo / Florence Sheehan and Mary-Pierre Waiss -- Real-time 3-dimensional echocardiographic guidance of catheter-based cardiac interventions / Nicole M. Bhave and Roberto Lang -- Three-dimensional echocardiography in congenital heart disease / Tara Bharucha and Luc Mertens -- Real-time 3D echocardiography evaluation of intracardiac masses / Elisa Zaragosa-Macias and Edward A. Gill -- Using the cropping tool to show valvular structures, the superior vena cava, atrial septal defect, and an RV pacemaker lead / Alicia Bourne ... [et al.].
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Atlas of Adult Congenital Heart Surgery

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Constantine Mavroudis, Joseph A. Dearani, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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This atlas comprehensively covers surgical techniques for congenital heart surgery. As the population with congenital heart defects increases more and more operations will be required to treat the residual defects, new defects, and replacement strategies such as valve replacements. Chapters are devoted to specific conditions and feature detailed descriptions of how to perform a variety of appropriate reparative surgical techniques involving complex anatomy, reoperative surgery, and unique techn…
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Mavroudis, Constantine
Dearani, Joseph A.
Responsibility
Constantine Mavroudis, Joseph A. Dearani, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 431 p.) : 851 illus., 123 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030141639
9783030141622 (Print ed.)
9783030141646 (Print ed.)
9783030141653 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Adult
Cardiac Surgical Procedures - methods
Heart Defects, Congenital - surgery
Specialty
Cardiovascular Surgical Procedures
Abstract
This atlas comprehensively covers surgical techniques for congenital heart surgery. As the population with congenital heart defects increases more and more operations will be required to treat the residual defects, new defects, and replacement strategies such as valve replacements. Chapters are devoted to specific conditions and feature detailed descriptions of how to perform a variety of appropriate reparative surgical techniques involving complex anatomy, reoperative surgery, and unique techniques to this speciality, enabling the reader to develop a deep understanding of how to successfully resolve situations such as left ventricular outflow tract obstruction, anomalous pulmonary venous return, and anomalous origin of the coronary arteries. Atlas of Adult Congenital Heart Surgery provides a foundational resource for practising and trainee cardiac surgeons, nurses, and healthcare associates seeking specialist training and insight to the resolution of congenital heart diseases in adults.
Contents
1. Resternotomy and Peripheral Cannulation -- 2. Palliation Techniques -- 3. Surgical Therapy for Patent Arterial Duct and Vascular Rings -- 4. Coarctation of the Aorta in Adulthood -- 5. Atrial Septal Defect, Partial Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Return, Scimitar Syndrome, Robotic Closure of Atrial Septal Defect -- 6. Ventricular Septal Defect -- 7. Atrioventricular Septal Defects -- 8. Tetralogy of Fallot -- 9. Transposition of the Great Arteries -- 10. Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries -- 11. Primary Fontan, 1½ Ventricular Repair, and Fontan Conversion Operations in Adults -- 12. Arrhythmia Surgery and Epicardial Pacemaker Strategies -- 13. Pacemaker Lead Management Strategies -- 14. Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction in the Adult -- 15. Mitral Valve Surgery for Congenital Anomalies and Degenerative Diseases -- 16. Endocarditis in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease -- 17. Ebstein Anomaly -- 18. Anomalous Systemic Venous Return -- 19. Congenital Aortic Aneurysms -- 20. Congenital Coronary Artery Anomalies in the Adult -- 21. Anatomic Variation for Cardiac Transplantation in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease.
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Atlas of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery

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Constantine Mavroudis, Carl Lewis Backer, editors. (1st ed.) --London: Springer , c2015.
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This atlas addresses the numerous changes and advances that have occurred in the field of congenital heart surgery over the last few years, resulting in improved techniques and new operations. The sheer number of new procedures and the required attendant technical skills to successfully complete an operation have become a challenge to master, especially for residents who are pursuing a career in congenital heart surgery. The atlas is organized generally by anomaly and the procedure pertaining t…
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Mavroudis, Constantine
Backer, Carl Lewis
Responsibility
Constantine Mavroudis, Carl Lewis Backer, editors
Edition
1st ed.
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2015
Physical Description
1 online resource (xii, 408 p. : 792 illus., 138 illus. in color)
ISBN
9781447153191
9781447153184 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Surgical Procedures - methods
Heart Defects, Congenital - surgery
Abstract
This atlas addresses the numerous changes and advances that have occurred in the field of congenital heart surgery over the last few years, resulting in improved techniques and new operations. The sheer number of new procedures and the required attendant technical skills to successfully complete an operation have become a challenge to master, especially for residents who are pursuing a career in congenital heart surgery. The atlas is organized generally by anomaly and the procedure pertaining thereto. Two general sections involve cannulation techniques and palliative procedures. A special section depicts difficult problems in the form of clinical vignettes that may arise during cardiopulmonary bypass, such as decreased venous return, undiagnosed patent ductus arteriosus, and technical errors leading to hemodynamic complications. The Atlas of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery is an educational and beautifully illustrated atlas of congenital heart surgery that explains and illustrates procedures that cover the breadth of congenital heart surgery, appealing to trainee and practicing pediatric cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and interventionalists, pediatricians, and pediatric critical care physicians alike.
Contents
Cannulation Techniques -- Palliation Techniques -- Patent Ductus Arteriosus -- Vascular Rings, Tracheoplasty and Pulmonary Artery Sling -- Coarctation of the Aorta/ Interrupted Aortic Arch -- Interrupted Aortic Arch Repair, Type B -- Atrial Septal Defect, PAPVR, and Scimitar -- Ventricular Septal -- Atrioventricular Canal Defect -- Truncus Arteriosus -- Aortopulmonary Window -- Tetralogy of Fallot -- Pulmonary Atresia with VSD -- Double Outlet Ventricles -- Transposition of the Great Arteries -- Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries -- Bidirectional Glenn and Fontan Operations -- Fontan Revision and Arrhythmia Surgery -- Arrhythmia Surgery -- Ebstein's Anomaly -- Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction -- Norwood Operation -- Aortic-Left Ventricular Tunnel -- Mitral Valve Repairs -- Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Repair -- Cor Triatriatum -- Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm -- Coronary Artery Anomalies -- Cardiac Transplantation -- Selected Complications.
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Atlas of percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair

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Ted Feldman, Olaf Franzen, Reginald Low ... [et al.], editors. --London: Springer , c2013.
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The field of structural heart disease interventions is experiencing a stage of rapid growth with the development of percutaneous mitral valve repair therapies and percutaneous aortic valve replacement therapies. The MitraClip represents a new therapeutic frontier for mitral regurgitation and is expected to revolutionize repair of the mitral valve. For the first time in the world, physicians now have the capability to repair the mitral valve percutaneously without the need for a sternotomy or ca…
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Feldman, Ted
Responsibility
Ted Feldman, Olaf Franzen, Reginald Low ... [et al.], editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2013
Physical Description
1 online resource (xvii, 591 p. : 669 ill., 587 ill. in color)
ISBN
9781447142942
Subjects (MeSH)
Mitral Valve Annuloplasty - methods
Mitral Valve Insufficiency - surgery
Mitral Valve - surgery
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention - methods
Radiography, Interventional - Atlases
Subjects (LCSH)
Interventional radiology
Cardiology
Abstract
The field of structural heart disease interventions is experiencing a stage of rapid growth with the development of percutaneous mitral valve repair therapies and percutaneous aortic valve replacement therapies. The MitraClip represents a new therapeutic frontier for mitral regurgitation and is expected to revolutionize repair of the mitral valve. For the first time in the world, physicians now have the capability to repair the mitral valve percutaneously without the need for a sternotomy or cardiopulmonary bypass. However, as with all new endeavors, there is a steep learning curve, not just for the individual operator but also for the entire field. The MitraClip technology and technique is technically complex and is guided by echocardiography and fluoroscopy. It is an imaging intensive procedure that requires deep 3-dimensional understanding of normal and abnormal cardiac anatomy. Not all mitral regurgitation cases are suitable and not all cases are straightforward. It is therefore crucially important for physicians in this specialty to communicate their experience, successes, failures and complications with each other. Written by the leaders in this breakthrough field, the Atlas of Percutaneous Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Repair is the first of its kind for the new percutaneous MitraClip procedure. The Editors have designed the book to be a comprehensive reference manual and to provide cardiologists with true examples of basic and complex cases of percutaneous mitral valve repair using the technology. In addition, this book provides step-by-step guides to the procedure and complications as well as steps to recover from them are discussed. The Atlas is anticipated to be a very valuable reference for both novice and experienced interventional cardiologists and echocardiologists. As percutaneous valve repair becomes more common it will also be of great interest to general cardiologists and surgeons.
Contents
Foreword. Introduction.Mitral Valve Anatomy and Current Surgical and Percutaneous Approaches to Mitral Regurgitation.Device description and procedural overview. Room Set-up.Summary of MitraClip Clinical Data and Approach to Patient Selection. Echocardiographic Evaluation of Patients Before and After MitraClip Mitral Valve Repair.MitraClip Procedural Echocardiography. Transseptal puncture. Venous Access Management -- Hemodynamic perspectives of edge-to-edge mitral valve repair -- Situational Steering Techniques -- Case example: EVEREST II: Basic Degenerative. Case example: EVEREST II: Basic Functional. Case example: Barlow's disease -- Case example: EVEREST II : Large left atrium -- Case example: Approach to Mitral Regurgitation requiring multiple MitraClips -- Case example: Two Clips. Case example: EVEREST II: Delayed second clip for early recurrent mitral regurgitation. Case example: Secondary mitral regurgitation due to ischaemic mitral valve disease and mild rheumatic mitral valve involvement. Case example: The dilemma of reducing functional mitral regurgitation versus development of mitral stenosis. Case example: Infective endocarditis associated with the Mitraclip -- Case example: EVEREST II: MitraClip after failed surgical mitral valve repair. Case example: EVEREST II: Functional Mitral Regurgitation. Case example: Chiari Network Complicating a MitraClip Procedure. Case example: EVEREST II: Two MitraClip Procedure with Partial Detachment of Second Device -- Case example: Mitraclip Procedure in Unusual Heart Position -- Interatrial Septal Tear: A rare complication during MitraClip procedure and successful transcatheter closure. Case example: Percutaneous double-valve treatment in a patient with degenerative aortic stenosis and functional mitral regurgitation -- Case example: Percutaneous mitral valve repair after previous mitral valve reconstruction -- Case example: Delayed functional Mitral Regurgitation in high risk patients and Complex degenerative mitral regurgitation (anterior leaflet prolapsed) with commissural impingement -- Case example: Severe functional mitral regurgitation with missing leaflet coaptation -- Case example: Severe Ischemic Heart Failure with Functional Improvement After MitraClip Therapy -- Case example: Severe left-to-right shunting from iatrogenic atrial septal defect -- Case example: MitraClip implantation in chronic degenerative mitral regurgitation with extensive calcification -- Case example: 3D Transesophageal Echo Guided MitraClip Treatment of P3 Mitral Valve Prolapse -- Case example: Failure and complications of a MitraClip implantation for severe functional mitral regurgitation: a combination of unexpected findings and early experience -- Case example: Mitral valve repair using the MitraClip system in a patient with severe mitral regurgitation in the A3/P3 region due to chordae rupture during transapical TAVI -- Case example: MitraClip implantation in a patient with severe mitral annulus calcifications and a small orifice area.Çô Case example: Functional Mitral Regurgitation treatment with Mitraclip: Difficult transseptal puncture with anterior approach complicated by right atrial thrombus -- Case example: MitraClip in a patient with dextrocardia and scoliosis complicated by delayed clip detachment. Case example: Massive air embolism during MitraClip insertion -- Case example: The degree and type of mitral regurgitation present at the baseline is not always a good predictor of the procedural technical needs and of the final result -- Case example: Functional mitral regurgitation with a wide extension of the central regurgitant jet -- Case example: Percutaneous edge-to-edge mitral valve repair for functional mitral regurgitation in a high surgical risk patient -- Case example: Mitral stenosis after MitraClip therapy and a partial solution for treatment -- Case Example: MitraClip Therapy for Functional Mitral Regurgitation: Importance of jet localization to direct MitraClip placement -- Case Example: MitraClip: Acute thrombus formation during guide insertion -- MitraClip Placement in a Patient with Severe Kyphoscoliosis and Bileaflet Prolapse.
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Atlas of robotic cardiac surgery

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W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., editor ; illustrations by Rebekah Dodson. --London: Springer , c2014.
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This comprehensive atlas defines the role of robotic surgery in cardiac surgical practice and provides a wealth of practical didactic advice. The Editor has assembled a group of experts in the field to define the complete operative pathway of each procedure for surgeons who desire to become a complete robotic cardiac surgeon. To reduce the learning curve, the atlas includes hints and procedure pitfalls that are derived from the experiences of the chapter contributors. The most important cardiac…
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Chitwood, W. Randolph
Dodson, Rebekah
Responsibility
W. Randolph Chitwood, Jr., editor ; illustrations by Rebekah Dodson
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xix, 326 pages)
ISBN
9781447163329 (electronic bk.)
9781447163312
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiac Surgical Procedures - instrumentation
Robotic Surgical Procedures - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Heart - Surgery - Atlases
Heart - Surgery
Abstract
This comprehensive atlas defines the role of robotic surgery in cardiac surgical practice and provides a wealth of practical didactic advice. The Editor has assembled a group of experts in the field to define the complete operative pathway of each procedure for surgeons who desire to become a complete robotic cardiac surgeon. To reduce the learning curve, the atlas includes hints and procedure pitfalls that are derived from the experiences of the chapter contributors. The most important cardiac operations, including valve repair and replacement as well as coronary surgery, are detailed but using the latest robotic methods. Atlas of Robotic Cardiac Surgery is richly illustrated with the highest quality illustrations. Anaesthesia and cardiopulmonary support preparation for each operation is featured, and selected references have been provided to emphasize evidence-based outcomes from previously published data. As such, this book will influence and be essential reading for both practicing and trainee surgeons in minimally invasive and robotic cardiac surgery.
Contents
Robotics in Cardiac Surgery-Basic Principles -- Building a Cardiac Surgical Robotic Program -- Anesthesia for Robotic Cardiac Surgery -- Three Dimensional Transesophageal Echocardiographic Planning -- Cardiopulmonary Perfusion During Robotic Cardiac Surgery -- Clinical Outcomes in Robotic Cardiac Surgery -- Robotic On-Pump Totally Endoscopic Coronary Bypass Surgery (TECAB) -- Robotic Off-Pump Totally Endoscopic Coronary Bypass Surgery -- Beating Heart-Totally Endoscopic Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery; Robotic Endoscopic Multi-vessel Anastomotic Connectors -- The Hybrid Operating Room: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach -- Hybrid Robotic Coronary Surgery -- Principles of Carpentier's Reconstructive Mitral Valve Surgery -- Simplifying Mitral Valve Repair: Leaflet Imbrication -- Simplifying Mitral Valve Repair: Limited Leaflet Resections and Neo-Chord Replacements -- 'Haircut' Mitral Valve Repair: Posterior Leaflet-Plasty -- Leaflet Folding Plasty -- Neochord Replacement for Mitral Valve Repair -- Leaflet Edge-to-Edge Mitral Valve Repair -- Robotic Mitral Repair: Isolated Annular and Leaflet Calcium -- Endoscopic Mitral Repair: Evolution to Robotics -Endo-balloon Aortic Occlusion Technique -- Robotic Endoscopic Mitral Valve Repair: Trans-thoracic Clamp Technique -- Robotic Mitral Repair: 'Running Suture' Annuloplasty -- Robotic Mitral Valve Repair: Thru-port (IntraClude(Tm)) Intra-Aortic Balloon Occlusion Technique -- Robotic Mitral Valve Repair: Techniques and Results -- Robotic Mitral Valve Replacement: Techniques and Results -- Robotic Aortic Valve Replacement -- Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation: The Robotic Cryo-Maze -- Robotic Left Ventricular Lead Placement -- Robot-Assisted Atrial Septal Defect Closure -- Cardiac Tumor Excision -- Robotic Trans-Mitral Septal Myectomy with Mitral Repair for Asymmetric Ventricular Septal Hypertrophy with Systolic Mitral Anterior Leaflet Motion -- Simulation and Education in Cardiac Surgery.
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Atrial fibrillation and catheter ablation

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Cardiology, Halifax Infirmary. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2018.
Pamphlet Number
1230
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Atrial fibrillation is when the chambers of the heart (the atria) fibrillate (quiver). This can cause a rapid, irregular heart rhythm. This pamphlet reviews the causes and treatment of this heart problem. Catheter ablation is a non-surgical procedure that may be used when medication is not controlling your heart rhythm or symptoms. This pamphlet reviews how catheter ablation is done, risks, what to expect after your procedure, activities to avoid, and signs and symptoms to watch for.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. QEII. Division of Cardiology, Halifax Infirmary
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2018
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (11 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Atrial Fibrillation
Heart
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Subjects (LCSH)
Atrial fibrillation
Arrhythmia
Heart beat
Abstract
Atrial fibrillation is when the chambers of the heart (the atria) fibrillate (quiver). This can cause a rapid, irregular heart rhythm. This pamphlet reviews the causes and treatment of this heart problem. Catheter ablation is a non-surgical procedure that may be used when medication is not controlling your heart rhythm or symptoms. This pamphlet reviews how catheter ablation is done, risks, what to expect after your procedure, activities to avoid, and signs and symptoms to watch for.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Division of Cardiology, Halifax Infirmary
Pamphlet Number
1230
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Atrial Fibrillation and Percutaneous Coronary Intervention : A Case-based Guide to Oral Anticoagulation, Antiplatelet Therapy and Stenting

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Andrea Rubboli, Gregory Y. H. Lip, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book considers paradigmatic clinical cases in order to cast light on key issues relating to elective or emergency stent implantation and the use of oral anticoagulation (OAC) in patients with atrial fibrillation. The topics addressed include the optimal periprocedural antithrombotic treatment (uninterrupted vs interrupted OAC, intraprocedural use of heparin and glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors, etc.), the most appropriate type of stent (bare metal vs drug eluting vs "bioactive"), the optim…
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Rubboli, Andrea
Lip, Gregory Y. H.
Responsibility
Andrea Rubboli, Gregory Y. H. Lip, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 212 pages) : 52 illus., 30 illus. in color
ISBN
9783319424002
9783319423982 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Anticoagulants - therapeutic use
Atrial Fibrillation - drug therapy
Atrial Fibrillation - surgery
Percutaneous Coronary Intervention - methods
Vitamin K - therapeutic use
Abstract
This book considers paradigmatic clinical cases in order to cast light on key issues relating to elective or emergency stent implantation and the use of oral anticoagulation (OAC) in patients with atrial fibrillation. The topics addressed include the optimal periprocedural antithrombotic treatment (uninterrupted vs interrupted OAC, intraprocedural use of heparin and glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors, etc.), the most appropriate type of stent (bare metal vs drug eluting vs "bioactive"), the optimal regimen (e.g., triple therapy of OAC, aspirin, and clopidogrel vs the combination of OAC and a single antiplatelet agent), and the most suitable duration of the antithrombotic treatment prescribed at discharge (1 vs 6-12 months). The case-based management recommendations will be of wide practical value in the current health care context, where percutaneous coronary intervention is available even to patients with relevant co-morbidities, such as those warranting long-term OAC, and the indications for OAC are much broader than in the past. The book will appeal especially to clinical and interventional cardiologists, internal medicine specialists, hematologists, and family physicians and will also be of interest to cardiology and internal medicine residents and fellows.
Contents
Atrial fibrillation on vitamin K-antagonists undergoing elective coronary artery stenting for stable effort angina -- Atrial fibrillation on NOAC (dabigatran) undergoing elective coronary artery stenting for stable effort angina -- Atrial fibrillation on vitamin K-antagonist undergoing urgent coronary stenting for non ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome -- Atrial fibrillation on NOAC (rivaroxaban) undergoing urgent coronary stenting for non ST-elevation acute coronary syndrome -- Atrial fibrillation on vitamin K-antagonist undergoing emergency primary coronary stenting for ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction -- Atrial fibrillation on NOAC (apixaban) undergoing emergency primary coronary stenting for ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction -- Atrial fibrillation early complicating acute coronary syndrome treated with coronary artery stenting -- New-onset atrial fibrillation in a stable patient with remote coronary artery stenting -- Urgent surgery early after coronary stenting in a patient with atrial fibrillation on triple therapy of warfarin, aspirin and clopidogrel -- Urgent surgery early after coronary stenting in a patjent with atrial fibrillation on triple therapy of NOAC (a factor Xa-inhibitor), aspirin and clopidogrel -- Major bleeding early after coronary stenting in a patient with atrial fibrillation on triple therapy of warfarin, aspirin and clopidogrel -- Major bleeding early after coronary stenting in a patient with atrial fibrillation on triple therapy of NOAC (dabigatran), aspirin and clopidogrel.
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Atrial Fibrillation : From Bench to Bedside

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edited by Andrea Natale, José Jalife. --Totowa, NJ: Humana Press , c2008.
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Natale, Andrea
Other Authors
Jalife, José
Responsibility
edited by Andrea Natale, José Jalife
Place of Publication
Totowa, NJ
Publisher
Humana Press
Date of Publication
c2008
Series Title
Contemporary cardiology (Totowa, N.J. : Unnumbered)
ISBN
9781597451635
Subjects (MeSH)
Atrial Fibrillation - diagnosis
Atrial Fibrillation - physiopathology
Atrial Fibrillation - therapy
Catheter Ablation - methods
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiology
Heart - Surgery
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Atrial fibrillation therapy

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Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Antoni Bayés de Luna, John Camm, editors. --London: Springer , c2014.
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The paradigm for atrial fibrillation (AF) management has changed significantly in recent years. A new era has begun for the prevention of one of the most tremendous complication of AF, stroke. Prevention of ischemic stroke in AF patients with oral anticoagulants represents a huge challenge because of the narrow therapeutic change of these drugs, interindividual and intraindividual variability, and the unsatisfactory time in therapeutically range (TTR) with this type of medication.
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International Society of Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy
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Dan, G. Andrei
Bayés de Luna, Antoni
Camm, A. John
Responsibility
Gheorghe-Andrei Dan, Antoni Bayés de Luna, John Camm, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiv, 188 pages)
Series Title
Current cardiovascular therapy
ISBN
9781447154754 (electronic bk.)
9781447154747
Subjects (MeSH)
Atrial Fibrillation - drug therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Atrial fibrillation
Cardiology
Abstract
The paradigm for atrial fibrillation (AF) management has changed significantly in recent years. A new era has begun for the prevention of one of the most tremendous complication of AF, stroke. Prevention of ischemic stroke in AF patients with oral anticoagulants represents a huge challenge because of the narrow therapeutic change of these drugs, interindividual and intraindividual variability, and the unsatisfactory time in therapeutically range (TTR) with this type of medication.
Contents
Epidemiology, burden and unmet needs in atrial fibrillation -- Inside molecular mechanisms and pharmacological targets of atrial fibrillation -- Novel oral anticoagulants for stroke prevention in patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation -- Upstream therapy in the treatment of atrial fibrillation -- Drug therapy for rhythm and rate control in atrial fibrillation -- Changing the paradigm to understand and manage atrial fibrillation -- Guidelines and current recommendations in atrial fibrillation.
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Cardiac arrhythmias : from basic mechanism to state-of-the-art management

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Ambrose S. Kibos, Bradley P. Knight, Vidal Essebag, Steven B. Fishberger, Mark Slevin, Ion C. Tintoiu, editors. --London: Springer , c2014.
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The past 50 years have witnessed the growth and evolution of clinical electrophysiology from a field whose goals were simply to understand of the mechanisms of arrhythmia to one of significant therapeutic impact. The development and refinement of implantable devices and catheter ablation have made non-pharmacological therapy a treatment of choice for most arrhythmias encountered in clinical practice. Cardiac Arrhythmias: From Basic Mechanism To State-of-the-Art Management provides an electrophy…
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Kibos, Ambrose S
Responsibility
Ambrose S. Kibos, Bradley P. Knight, Vidal Essebag, Steven B. Fishberger, Mark Slevin, Ion C. Tintoiu, editors
Place of Publication
London
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 678 pages)
ISBN
9781447153160 (electronic bk.)
9781447153153
Subjects (MeSH)
Arrhythmias, cardiac
Arrhythmias, Cardiac - therapy
Subjects (LCSH)
Arrhythmia
Arrhythmias, Cardiac
Abstract
The past 50 years have witnessed the growth and evolution of clinical electrophysiology from a field whose goals were simply to understand of the mechanisms of arrhythmia to one of significant therapeutic impact. The development and refinement of implantable devices and catheter ablation have made non-pharmacological therapy a treatment of choice for most arrhythmias encountered in clinical practice. Cardiac Arrhythmias: From Basic Mechanism To State-of-the-Art Management provides an electrophysiologic approach to arrhythmias predicated on the hypothesis that a better understanding of the mechanisms of arrhythmias will lead to more successful and rationally chosen therapy. It encompasses the anatomy of arrhythmias, diagnostic methods, comorbid diseases, and the treatment of all forms of cardiac arrhythmias. It discusses modern ablation and mapping techniques, while reviews the methodology required to define the mechanism and site of origin of arrhythmias, so that safe and effective therapy can be chosen. It will thus be of interest to all involved in the management of these patients, from clinical cardiac electrophysiologists themselves to clinical cardiologists, interventionalists, cardiac surgeons, emergency medicine physicians and researchers in basic cardiac science.
Contents
1. Anatomy and Physiology of the Atrioventricular Node: Basic Concepts -- 2. Anatomy and Physiology of the Atrioventricular Node: What Do We Know Today? -- 3. Molecular Basis of Arrhythmias Associated with the Cardiac Conduction System -- 4. Functional Anatomy in Arrhythmias and Vascular Support of the Conduction System -- 5. Autonomic Control of Cardiac Arrhythmia -- 6. Neural Mechanisms of Arrhythmia -- 7. Understanding the Genetic Basis of Atrial Fibrillation: Towards a Pharmacogenetic Approach for Arrhythmia Treatment -- 8. Importance of Isthmus Structure in the Right Atrium -- 9. Channelopathies and Heart Disease -- 10. Late Open Artery Hypothesis and Cardiac Electrical Stability -- 11. The Clinical Utility of 12-Lead Resting ECG in the Era of Ablation Strategies -- 12. Long-Term ECG (Holter) Monitoring and Head-Up Tilt Test -- 13. Echocardiography in Arrhythmias -- 14. Electrophysiologic Testing and Cardiac Mapping -- 15. How to Differentiate Between AVRT, AT, AVNRT, and Junctional Tachycardia Using the Baseline ECG and Intracardiac Tracings -- 16. Recognizing the Origin of Ventricular Premature Depolarization During Sinus Rhythm and During Non- sustained Tachycardia -- 17. Detection and Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Stroke or TIA in Clinical Practice -- 18. Ventricular Arrhythmias During Acute Myocardial Ischemia/Infarction: Mechanisms and Management -- 19. Arrhythmias and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy -- 20. Lai Tai, the Mysterious Death of Young Thai Men -- 21. Cardiac Arrest Arrhythmias -- 22. Electrical Storm: Recent Advances -- 23. Electrical Storm: Clinical Management -- 24. Cellular Pharmacology of Cardiac Automaticity and Conduction: Implications in Antiarrhythmic Drug Assessment -- 25. Biophysical and Molecular Targets -- 26. Proarrhythmia (Secondary) -- 27. Connexin-43 Expression: A Therapeutic Target for the Treatment of Ventricular Tachycardia -- 28. Biophysics of Modern Ablation Techniques and Their Limitations -- 29. Cardiac Imaging to Assist Complex Ablation Procedures -- 30. AVNRT Ablation: Significance of Anatomic Findings and Nodal Physiology -- 31. Mechanisms of Atrial Fibrillation -- 32. Importance of Left Atrial Imaging in Catheter Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation -- 33. Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: From Guidelines to Clinical Reality -- 34. Atrial Fibrillation: Should Cardiac Surgeons Be Consulted? -- 35. Atrial Arrhythmias After AF Ablation: Challenge for the Next Decade? -- 36. Cavotricuspid Isthmus Anatomy Particularities in Atrial Flutter Ablation -- 37. Location of Accessory Pathways in WPW: What and How Should We Ablate -- 38. VT Ablation Importance of Linear Lesions and Late Potentials -- 39. Programmed Stimulation During Mapping and Ablation of VT -- 40. Catheter Ablation in Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease -- 41. Interventional Electrophysiology in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease -- 42. Epicardial Mapping and Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias -- 43. Robotic Ablation in Electrophysiology -- 44. Strategies for Restoring Cardiac Synchrony by Cardiac Pacing -- 45. Device Therapy for Bradycardias -- 46. Pacemaker Dependence After Atrioventricular Node Ablation -- 47. Pacing Site: From Theory to Practice -- 48. Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators in the Pediatric and Congenital Heart Population -- 49. Sensing Issues in CRT Devices -- 50. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Do Benefits Justify the Costs and Are They Sustained Over the Long Term? -- 51. Complications of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices (CIED) -- 52. Peri-device Implantation Anticoagulation Management: Evidence and Clinical Implications.
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Cardiac Arrhythmias, Pacing and Sudden Death

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Peter Kowey, Jonathan P. Piccini, Gerald Naccarelli, James A. Reiffel, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2017.
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This book provides up-to-date, user-friendly and comprehensive guidance on the evaluation, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. This ensures that that this title aids every trainee and practicising cardiologist, cardiac electrophysiologist, cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, diabetologist, cardiac radiologist and any physician who manages cardiac patients. Cardiovascular Medicine: Cardiac Arrhythmias, Pacing and Sudden Death covers every aspect of cardiac arrhyt…
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Kowey, Peter
Piccini, Jonathan P.
Naccarelli, Gerald
Reiffel, James A.
Responsibility
Peter Kowey, Jonathan P. Piccini, Gerald Naccarelli, James A. Reiffel, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2017
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 306 pages) : 123 illus., 96 illus. in color
Series Title
Cardiovascular medicine
ISBN
9783319580005
9783319579986 (print ed.)
ISSN
2363-5053
Subjects (MeSH)
Arrhythmias, cardiac
Cardiac pacing, artificial
Death, Sudden, Cardiac - prevention & control
Abstract
This book provides up-to-date, user-friendly and comprehensive guidance on the evaluation, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. This ensures that that this title aids every trainee and practicising cardiologist, cardiac electrophysiologist, cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, diabetologist, cardiac radiologist and any physician who manages cardiac patients. Cardiovascular Medicine: Cardiac Arrhythmias, Pacing and Sudden Death covers every aspect of cardiac arrhythmias, from cardiac signs and symptoms through imaging and the genetic basis for disease to surgery, interventions, treatment and preventive cardiology. This coverage is presented with consistent chapter organization, clear design, and engaging text that includes user-friendly features such as tables, lists and treatment boxes.
Contents
Basic Electrophysiology -- Pathophysiology of Atrial Fibrillation -- Genomics of cardiac arrhythmias -- Channelopathies: Clinical Presentation and Genetics -- Extended ECG monitoring -- Sudden Cardiac Death: Methods of Risk Prediction -- Electrophysiologic Testing and Cardiac Mapping -- Antiarrhythmic Drug Management of Atrial Fibrillation -- Anticoagulants for atrial fibrillation -- Cardiac pacemakers -- Implantable and Wearable Defibrillator Therapy -- Atrial Fibrillation Ablation -- Ventricular Tachycardia Ablation -- Supraventricular Tachycardia -- Clinical Management of Atrial Fibrillation -- Ventricular Tachycardia and Fibrillation in Patients with Structural Heart Disease -- Ventricular Arrhythmias in the Absence of Structural Heart Disease -- Bradyarrhythmias/heart blocks -- Syncope and Risk of Sudden Death -- Management of Ventricular Arrhtyhmias in Nonischemic Cardiomyopathic Syndromes -- Arrhythmias in Congenital Heart Disease -- Arrhythmias in Special Populations.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Marc Dewey. (Second edition) --Berlin: Springer , c2014.
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Location
Online
Cardiac computed tomography (CT) has become a highly accurate diagnostic modality that continues to attract increasing attention. This extensively illustrated book aims to assist the reader in integrating cardiac CT into daily clinical practice, while also reviewing its current technical status and applications. Clear guidance is provided on the performance and interpretation of imaging using the latest technology, which offers greater coverage, better spatial resolution, and faster imaging whi…
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Author
Dewey, Marc
Responsibility
Marc Dewey
Edition
Second edition
Place of Publication
Berlin
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2014
Physical Description
1 online resource (xiii, 498 pages : illustrations)
ISBN
9783642418839 (electronic bk.)
9783642418822
Subjects (MeSH)
Cardiovascular Diseases - diagnostic imaging
Tomography, Emission-Computed
Subjects (LCSH)
Cardiovascular system - Tomography
Abstract
Cardiac computed tomography (CT) has become a highly accurate diagnostic modality that continues to attract increasing attention. This extensively illustrated book aims to assist the reader in integrating cardiac CT into daily clinical practice, while also reviewing its current technical status and applications. Clear guidance is provided on the performance and interpretation of imaging using the latest technology, which offers greater coverage, better spatial resolution, and faster imaging while also providing functional information about cardiac diseases. The specific features of scanners from all four main vendors, including those that have only recently become available, are presented. Among the wide range of applications and issues discussed are coronary calcium scoring, coronary artery bypass grafts, stents, and anomalies, cardiac valves and function, congenital and acquired heart disease, and radiation exposure. Upcoming clinical uses of cardiac CT, such as hybrid imaging, preparation and follow-up after valve replacement, electrophysiology applications, myocardial perfusion and fractional flow reserve assessment, and plaque imaging, are also explored.
Contents
Introduction -- Technical and Personnel Requirements -- Anatomy -- Cardiac CT in Clinical Practice -- Clinical Indications -- Patient Preparation -- Physics Background and Radiation Exposure -- Examination and Reconstruction -- Examinations on Different CT Scanners -- Reading and Reporting -- Coronary Artery Calcium -- Coronary Artery Bypass Grafts -- Coronary Artery Stents -- Coronary Artery Plaques -- Cardiac Function -- Cardiac Valves -- Transcatheter Aortic Valve Interventions -- Pulmonic Valve Implantation, Mitral Valve Repair, and Left Atrial Appendage Closure -- Myocardial Perfusion and Fractional Flow Reserve -- Hybrid Imaging -- Electrophysiology Interventions -- Coronary Artery Anomalies -- Congenital and Acquired Heart Disease -- Typical Clinical Examples -- Results of Clinical Studies -- Outlook.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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