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Cardiac bioelectric therapy : mechanisms and practical implications

Author: Igor R Efimov; Raymond E Ideker; Mark W Kroll; Patrick J Tchou
Publisher: New York : Springer, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Igor R Efimov; Raymond E Ideker; Mark W Kroll; Patrick J Tchou
ISBN: 9780387794037 0387794034 9780387794020 0387794026
OCLC Number: 930390208
Description: XXIII, 634 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Contents: History.- History of Cardiac Pacing.- History of Defibrillation.- Ventricular Fibrillation: A Historical Perspective.- Theory of Electric Stimulation and Defibrillation.- The Bidomain Theory of Pacing.- Bidomain Model of Defibrillation.- The Generalized Activating Function.- Theory of Electroporation.- Electrode Mapping of Defibrillation.- Critical Points and the Upper Limit of Vulnerability for Defibrillation.- The Role of Shock-Induced Nonregenerative Depolarizations in Ventricular Fibrillation and Defibrillation: The Graded Response Hypothesis.- Optical Mapping of Stimulation and Defibrillation.- Mechanisms of Isolated Cell Stimulation.- The Role of Microscopic Tissue Structure in Defibrillation.- Virtual Electrode Theory of Pacing.- The Virtual Electrode Hypothesis of Defibrillation.- Simultaneous Optical and Electrical Recordings.- Optical Mapping of Multisite Ventricular Fibrillation Synchronization.- Methodology.- The Bidomain Model of Cardiac Tissue: From Microscale to Macroscale.- Multielectrode Mapping of the Heart.- The Role of Electroporation.- Implications for Implantable Devices.- Lessons for the Clinical Implant.- Resonance and Feedback Strategies for Low-Voltage Defibrillation.- Pacing Control of Local Cardiac Dynamics.- Advanced Methods for Assessing the Stability and Control of Alternans.- The Future of the Implantable Defibrillator.- Lessons Learned from Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators Recordings.
Responsibility: ed. by Igor R. Efimov, Mark W. Kroll, Patrick J. Tchou ; foreword by Raymond E. Ideker.


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