This is an area ofgreat confusion for implanters. Journal compilation C2008, Blackwell Publishing, Inc. Cardiac Pacing for the Clinician represents ex-cellent organization and synthesis among the col-laborators, who have included very recent dataand references. The chapter authorsare well-recognized experts who have devoted C2008, The Authors. The target audience will be cardiologists in practice and in training as well as nurses, technologists and industry. Since the publication of the first edition of Cardiac Pacing for the Clinician, the use of implantable cardiac devices has expanded rapidly. The main reasonfor widespread confusion is that in the literature,you will find that different authors will use dif-ferent names to describe the same structure.
The details provided in the first two chaptersabout the physics and construction of pacemakerleads and generators, and for implantable defib-rillators in Chapter 8, will likely be of most inter-est to electrophysiology trainees and to arrhythmiaspecialists seeking updated review. The reader willing to invest thetime will gain confidence and perspective aboutclinical pacing and find this book useful to haveon hand as the indications and subsequent issuesfor chronic devices continue to evolve and expand. It is intended to be a practical guide for the day-to-day management of these increasingly complex devices, and is intended for all physicians caring for patients with cardiac implanted devices. Pacing Leads and Modes of Function. This new edition will become a valuable resource to the general cardiologist and cardiology fellow by providing practical information for managing patients with complex cardiac devices. The discus-sions of follow-up care include general and spe-cific details that should be useful at all levels ofexperience. Publisher:Springer; 2nd edition October 31, 2007.
One of the chapters I found most useful wasthe chapter on the anatomy of the coronary ve-nous system by Drs. The book is logically organized. Certain classes of devices such as implantable loop recorders and cardiac resynchronization pacing systems were not commonly used when the first edition was published, and recent studies have shown that implantable cardioverter defibrillators are beneficial in large, previously unrecognized patient populations at risk for sudden death. In addition, the book will benefit physicians preparing for certification. Bax, Mariell Jes-sup, Josep Brugada, and Martin Jan Schalij. The second edition of Cardiac Pacing for the Clinician will provide a succinct, yet comprehensive reference for the implantation and follow-up of implantable cardiac rhythm devices.
This new edition will become a valuable resource to the general cardiologist and cardiology fellow by providing practical information for managing patients with complex cardiac devices. Chapter 3, Modes of Pace-maker Function, provides succinct description ofpacing modes as an easy reference. Other chapters are organized and appropri-ate for physicians and nurses in primary care orcardiology who face decisions about referral andfollow-up of devices. However, the book can be just as valuablewhen used as a reference. In my opinion, it is a valuableaddition to the bookshelf of a wide range of clini-cians. .
I found these case studies to be extremelyhelpful. Additions to the new edition will include: Chapters discussing new cardiac devices; Implantation of Left Ventricular Leads for Cardiac Resynchronization Pacing Systems; Identification of Candidates for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy; Follow-Up Issues in Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy; Implantable Loop Recorders. In addition, it will benefit physicians preparing for certification. The target audience will be cardiologists in practice and in training as well as nurses, technologists and industry. Brigham and Womens HospitalCardiovascular Division 75 Francis StreetBoston, Massachusetts lstevenson partners. Although texts with many authors canalso sometimes be choppy and have a few poorlywritten chapters, this book avoids those pitfalls. In addition, the book will benefit physicians preparing for certification.
General cardiologists, heart failure special-ists, and even experienced implanters have muchto gain from reading this book cover to cover. Special attention isgiven to how the trials should impact patient se-lection. However, as withmany medical books in which each chapter is writ-ten by different authors, the text can sometimes berepetitive. Picking up the book for the firsttime, the reader may find it most helpful to becomefamiliar with the entirety of the relevant sections,rather than to seek answers to specific questionsthrough the index. Overall, the book is excellent andI recommend it highly. In order to meet this demand, cardiologists without special training in electrophysiology or pacing are implanting an increasing number of cardiac devices.
One of the biggest strengths of the book is itsimpressive panel of authors from Europe, Asia,and the United States. The target audience will be cardiologists in practice and in training as well as nurses, technologists and industry. They areclear, concise, and easy to read. Edited byMartin St John Sutton, Jeroen J. This book provides a thoughtful and thoroughreview of clinical pacing that will be valuable bothto implanting specialists and to the general car-diologists and primary care providers who seekguidance on when to refer to devices and what tolook for after implantation.
Since the publication of the first edition of Cardiac Pacing for the Clinician, the use of implantable cardiac devices has expanded rapidly. This new edition of Cardiac Pacing for the Clinician, Second Edition will become a valuable resource to the general cardiologist and cardiology fellow by providing practical information for managing patients with complex cardiac devices. I only wish the book had more. While beneficial, this increasing complexity also means that all clinicians must be knowledgeable about device function, indications for device use, and device follow-up. The chapters are uniformly well written.
Another useful aspect of the text is that most ofthe chapters are enriched with examples and casestudies. Thischapter has a very helpful table which lists thestructure names followed by its abbreviation, Latinname, and other synonyms that might be found inother texts and articles. Chapters inthe section on specific clinical conditions presentthoughtful analyses of decisionmaking regardingindications and timing of devices for both pri- mary care providers and device specialists. The book is divided into four main sections: 1 pacing leads and modes of function, 2 de-vice implantation, 3 pacing and implantable de-vice therapy for specific clinical conditions, and 4 evaluation and follow-up of implantable de-vices. I rec-ognize that most clinicians will not be able to findthe time to read this 324-page text book cover tocover unless theyve been asked to review it for ajournal. The main focus of this volume is to provide a practical discussion of the 'nuts and bolts' of implantable cardiac devices.
The text is well orga-nized into 26 short focused chapters and there is avery detailed index. It starts outwith chapters on the epidemiology and pathophys-iology of heart failure. It is in this rapidly evolving setting that Cardiac Pacing for the Clinician, Second Edition is being undertaken. Several chapters resummarize the samestudies. Martin Schalij and Adri-ana C.