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01.Cardiomyopathies: Causes, Effects and Treatment
02.Progress in Cardiac Arrhythmia Research
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Editors: Ira R. Tarkowicz
Book Description:
Cardiac arrhythmia is a term that denotes a disturbance of the heart rhythm. Cardiac arrhythmias can range in severity from entirely benign to immediately life-threatening. A cardiac arrhythmia, also called cardiac dysrhythmia, is a disturbance in the regular rhythm of the heartbeat. Several forms of cardiac arrhythmia are life-threatening and a medical emergency.Cardiac arrhythmias sometimes are classified according to their origin as either ventricular arrhythmias (originating in the ventricles) or supraventricular arrhythmias (originating in heart areas above the ventricles, typically the atria). They also can be classified according to their effect on the heart rate, with bradycardia indicating a heart rate of less than 60 beats per minute and tachycardia indicating a heart rate of more than 100 beats per minute. This new book presents important research in the field from around the globe.

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Chapter 1 - Population-Based Developments in Genetic Screening for Long QT Syndrome (pp. 3-9)
Authors / Editors: (Stephen M. Modell, Dept. of Health Management and Policy, Univ. of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, Michigan)
***Open Access Chapter. Free Download Available***

Chapter 2 - Thrombolytic Therapy in Patients with Ventricular Fibrillation (pp. 11-16)
Authors / Editors: (W. Lederer, A. Amann, Dept. of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Innsbruck Medical Univ., Innsbruck, Austria)

Chapter 3 - Drug-Induced Torsadogenesis: Evolving Trends and New Technologies (pp. 19-65)
Authors / Editors: (Peter Hoffmann, Berengere Dumotier, Robert Pearlstein)

Chapter 4 - The Role of Antagonists of the Renin-Angiotensin System in the Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation (pp. 67-79)
Authors / Editors: (Maryse Palardy, Peter G. Guerra, Anique Ducharme, Dept. of Medicine, Montreal Heart Institute Research Center, Montreal (Quebec), Canada)

Chapter 5 - Arrhythmogenicity of Anti-Ro/SSA-antibodies: From the Newborn to the Adult? (pp. 81-108)
Authors / Editors: (Pietro Enea Lazzerini, Pier Leopoldo Capecchi, Franco Laghi Pasini, Dept. of Clinical Medicine and Immunological Sciences, Divisions of Clinical Immunology, Univ. of Siena, Italy)

Chapter 6 - Development and Evaluation of a High-fidelity Simulator Prototype for Electrophysiology (pp. 109-124)
Authors / Editors: (Roberto De Ponti, Raffaella Marazzi, Fabrizio Caravati, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences, Univ. of Insubria, Ospedale di Circolo e Fondazione Macchi, Varese, Italy)

Chapter 7 - NIP-141/NIP-142: A Novel Mixed Channel Blocker for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (pp. 125-139)
Authors / Editors: (Norio Hashimoto, Biological Research Laboratories, Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd., Saitama, Japan, Hikaru Tanaka, Pharmaceutical Dept. of Pharmacology, Toho Univ. Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chiba, Japan

Chapter 8 - A Combination Algorithm for Automatic QRS Complex Detection in ECG Signals (pp. 141-167)
Authors / Editors: (Carsten Meyer, Jose Fernandez Gavela, Matthew Harris, Philips Research Laboratories, Aachen, Germany)

Chapter 9 - Differential Effect of Ikr and Iks Block on Action Potential in Isolated Rabbit Heart (pp. 169-182)
Authors / Editors: (Samar Al Makdessi, Hicham Sweidan, Univ. of Tubingen, Institute of Physiology, Tubingen, Germany)

Chapter 10 - Cardiac Arrhythmias in the Intensive Care Patient- A Review (pp. 183-205)
Authors / Editors: (Paramythiotou Elisabeth, ICU Attikon Univ. Hospital, Athens, Greece, Karakitsos Dimitrios, ICU George Gennimatas General Hospital, Athens, Greece, Matsakas Evangelos, Cardiology Dept. George Gennimatas General Hospital, Athens, Greece, Karabinis Andreas,ICU George Gennimatas General Hospital, Athens, Greece)

Chapter 11 - Sudden Cardiac Death Syndrome- Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia/Cardiomyopathy as Most Frequent Cause of Fatal Arrythmias (pp. 207-234)
Authors / Editors: (Ivana I. Vranic, Univ. Institute for Cardiovascular Diseases, Tijana Simic, Clinical Center of Serbia, Univ. Institute for Anesthesiology and Rescucitation)

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008
   Pages: 253 pp.
   ISBN: 1-60021-796-6
   Status: AV
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