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Sudden Cardiac Death

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304 pages
This book draws on the established European guidelines from the ESC that address the key issues in sudden cardiac death, such as identifying individuals at risk prior to an episode of a ventricular tachyarrhythmia or a sudden cardiac arrest, and responding in a timely fashion to the person suffering the event out-of-the-hospital. It presents an update on what is known about sudden cardiac arrest, from basic experimental studies to clinical trials, and serves as a complement to the ESC Core Syllabus on this subject.


Topics include epidemiology, genetics, arrhythmogenic mechanisms, risk stratification, autonomic nervous system and phenotypes. Disease states and special populations are also covered, as well as drug, device and ablation treatments, and cost effectiveness. All chapters are co-authored by experts from both Europe and the US.

The ESC Education Series
This book is part of the ESC Education Series. The series is designed to provide medical professionals with the latest information about the understanding, diagnosis and management of cardiovascular diseases. Where available, management recommendations are based on the established European Guidelines, which encompass the best techniques to use with each cardiac disease. Throughout the series, the leading international opinion leaders have been chosen to edit and contribute to the books. The information is presented in a succinct and accessible format with a clinical focus.

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Contents
List of contributors, vii
Preface, ix
Section one: Epidemiology and mechanisms
Chapter 1Epidemiology of cardiac arrest, 3 Robert J. Myerburg and Hein J.J. Wellens
Chapter 2Geneticpredisposition and pathology of sudden cardiacdeath, 21 Xavier Jouven, Allen P. Burke, and Renu Virmani
Chapter 3Arrhythmogenicmechanisms, 33 Michiel J. Janse and Douglas P. Zipes
Chapter 4Risk stratification for SCD, 47 Stefan H. Hohnloser and Wojciech Zareba
Chapter 5Autonomic nervous system: Emerging concepts and clinical applications, 62 Peter J. Schwartz and Richard L. Verrier
Chapter 6Clinical characteristics of sudden cardiac death victims and precipitating events, 74 Christine M. Albert and Stuart M. Cobbe
Section two: Disease states and special populations
Chapter 7Ischemic heart disease, 91 William Wijns and Elliott M. Antman
Chapter 8The cardiomyopathies, 109 William J. McKenna, Srijita Sen-Chowdhry, and Barry J. Maron
Chapter 9Inherited arrhythmogenicdiseases, 132 Silvia G. Priori and Charles Antzelevitch
Chapter 10Sudden cardiac death and valvular heart diseases, 147 David Messika-Zeitoun, Bernard J. Gersh, Olivier Fondard, and Alec Vahanian
Chapter 11Heart failure, 162 William G. Stevenson and Helmut Drexler
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Chapter 12Drug-induced sudden death, 177 Dan M. Roden and Milou-Daniel Drici
Chapter 13Sudden death in athletes, 189 Domenico Corrado, Cristina Basso, Mark S. Link, Gaetano Thiene, and N.A. Mark Estes III
Section three: Treatment Chapter 14Pharmacology of sudden cardiac death, 205 Timothy W. Smith, Michael E. Cain, Günter Breithardt, and Paulus Kirchhof
Chapter 15Implantable devices, 220 A. John Camm and Arthur J. Moss
Chapter 16Sudden cardiac death: ablation, 237 Prashanthan Sanders, John M. Miller, Mélèze Hocini, Pierre Jaïs, and Michel Haïssaguerre
Chapter 17External automated defibrillators, 249 M.A. Peberdy, K.A. Ellenbogen, and D.A. Chamberlain
Chapter 18Cost-effectiveness of implantable cardioverter-defibrillators, 263 Giuseppe Boriani and Greg Larsen
Index, 281