List of contributors. Introduction. 1 Basic principles of pacing. Malcolm Kirk. 2 Temporary cardiac pacing. Oliver R. Segal, Vias Markides, D. Wyn Davies, and Nicholas S. Peters. 3 Pacemaker implantation and indications. Aneesh V. Tolat and Peter J. Zimetbaum. 4 The ICD and how it works. Henry F. Clemo and Kenneth A. Ellenbogen. 5 Indications for the implanted cardioverter-defibrillator. Alfred E. Buxton. 6 ICD follow-up: complications, troubleshooting, and emergencies related to ICDs. Kristin E. Ellison. 7 Pacing therapies for heart failure. Rebecca E. Lane, Martin R. Cowie, and Anthony W.C. Chow. 8 Pacing in special cases: hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease. Martin Lowe and Fiona Walker. 9 Lead problems, device infections, and lead extraction. Richard Schilling and Simon Sporton. Index
Anthony Chow, The Heart Hospital, UCLH NHS Foundation Trust. Alfred Buxton, Cardiovascular Division, Brown Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital.
"The first chapter of this book discusses the basic principles of pacing and does it very well... The electrocardiogram (ECG) diagrams are easy to understand in this section and I particularly enjoyed the 'frequently asked questions' at the end of the chapter... The following chapter on pacemaker implantation discusses the modes of pacemakers and what the abbreviations mean. This is quite enlightening, as not many people actually know this. The chapter is in depth, especially about the types of pacemakers, and their indications... I found the chapter on ICD follow-up very useful... The rest of the book was very informative and answered a lot of previously unanswered questions, especially on heart failure... I enjoyed the book. I found it interesting and appreciated the chapters and how they dealt with each sub-group of pacemaker implantation." - Andrew Karrouze, Coronary Care Unit, University Hospital, Lewisham, SE13 6LH. British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, March 2007, Vol 2 No 3