Interventional Electrophysiology in Children and in Adults with Congenital Heart Disease.pdf
At Last, a succinct and easy-to-read resource for understanding the use of invasive procedures and devices for the treatment and prevention of cardiac arrhythmias in children and young adults. Interventional Electrophysiology in Children and Adults with Congenital Heart Disease is your guide to techniques and procedures for ablation to minimize both radiation exposure and cost, including: * simplifying the protocols necessary to diagnose supraventricular tachycardia, the most common arrhythmia in children and young adults * radiofrequency ablation * cryoablation, the new technique used to prevent atrioventricular block * new 3-D mapping techniques, documented with color images * radiation sparing catheter manipulation strategies * device implantation The authors also offer straightforward guidance on meeting the unique challenges surrounding anesthesia management of children and adults with CHD during interventional EP procedures. They even address the psychosocial issues encountered by CHD patients with implanted arrhythmia devices. This dedicated editorial team has created a complete knowledge base essential for both pediatric and adult cardiologists, electrophysiologists, and cardiac surgeons.
Paul C. Gillette, MD is currently Medical Director of Cardiology at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. His career in pediatric electrophysiology began in 1972 at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas. He has published 11 texts, 68 book chapters, and over 300 journal articles on cardiac arrhythmias in children and young adults. He has held numerous positions in professional organizations and was honored in 1998 as a Pioneer in Pacing and Electrophysiology by the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (now known as the Heart Rhythm Society). Vicki L. Zeigler, RN, MSN is a pediatric cardiovascular nurse with over 15 years of experience working with children and young adults with cardiac rhythm disturbances. She has published in both medical and nursing journals on the topic and has co-authored two texts on the subject. She has lectured on pediatric cardiac arrhythmias on the local and state levels, as well as nationally and internationally. She is currently a doctoral student at Texas Woman's University, College of Nursing in Denton, Texas where she is studying the "Experiences of Adolescents with Implanted Defibrillators.
Table of Contents. Chapter 1: The history of electrophysiology in children and adults with CHD. Chapter 2: The Electrophysiology (EP) study. Chapter 3: Anesthesia management of children and adults with CHD during interventional EP procedures. Chapter 4: Mapping. Chapter 5: Ablation. Chapter 6: Device Implantation. Chapter 7: Supraventricular Tachycardia. Chapter 8: Ventricular Tachycardia. Chapter 9: The Brady-Tachy Syndrome in children, adolescents, and adults with CHD.. Chapter 10: Psychosocial Issues in children and adults with CHD with implanted arrhythmia devices. Chapter 11: Surgical intervention for arrhythmias in children and young adults with CHD. Chapter 12: Sudden cardiac death