Cardiac bioelectric therapy : mechanisms and practical implications
- Igor R Efimov, Mark W Kroll, Patrick J Tchou
- Cardiovascular instruments, Implanted,Electrotherapeutics,Electrophysiology,Heart,Electric properties,Cardiac pacing,Heart,Diseases,Treatment,Cardiac Pacing, Artificial,Arrhythmias, Cardiac,therapy,Bioelectric Energy Sources,Defibrillators, Implantable,Electric Countershock,Pacemaker, Artificial,Medicine & Public Health,MEDICAL,Surgery,General.
Pacing and defibrillation have become the leading therapeutic treatments of heart rhythm disorders, including bradycardia and tachycardia. The success of these therapies is largely due to centuries of scientific inquiry into the fundamental mechanisms of bioelectric phenomena in the heart. History of successful development of bioelectric therapies includes development of experimental and theoretical methodologies, novel bioengineering approaches, and state-of-the-art clinical implantable device therapies. The purpose of this book is to present a uniform thematic collection of reviews written b.