Electrophysiological Maneuvers for Arrhythmia Analysis By George J. Klein, Lorne J. Gula
2014 | 208 Pages | ISBN: 1935395890 | PDF | 21 MB
It goes without saying that a correct arrhythmia diagnosis is a prerequisite to catheter ablation regardless of the presence of sophisticated mapping and imaging technologies. Electrophysiological maneuvers are fundamental to this process, and proper selection and interpretation of maneuvers constitute a core skill of the electrophysiologist. In this volume, we make the case that most maneuvers are fundamentally similar in principle and can be understood by appreciating a few basic physiological and anatomical principles. The art lies not in a comprehensive knowledge by rote of every maneuver or its application, but rather a systematic approach using common principles. We illustrate this by showing abundant examples and emphasizing the "game plan," including checklists that can be applied to virtually any maneuver.