Device Therapy for Congestive Heart Failure
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The field's foremost authorities offer guidance on the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and pacemakers for the management of congestive heart failure. They explain how these devices work; examine the patient-and device-selection process; review implant techniques, and outline aftercare. This concise resource makes this complex subject easy to understand.Table of Contents
- Discusses patient selection as well as aftercare.
- Features practice guidelines and techniques for implanting all new devices.
- Offers an outstanding review of cardiovascular anatomy.
- Provides an overview on the prognosis for congestive heart failure, and clinical rationales for the selection of device therapy.
- Reviews the results of clinical trials.
By Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD, Kontos Professor of Medicine, Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Section, VCU School of Medicine, Medical College of Virginia Hospital, Richmond, VA, USA; Bruce L. Wilkoff, MD, Professor, Department of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University; Director, Cardiac Pacing and Tachyarrhythmia Devices, Director: Clinical Electrophysiology Research, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio, USA; and G. Neal Kay, MD, Director, Clinical Electrophysiology Section, Division of Cardiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL