2008

Devices for Cardiac Resynchronization

Technologic and Clinical Aspects

ISBN: 978-0-387-71166-9 (Print) 978-0-387-71167-6 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVII

  2. Indications and Implantation for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

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      Pages 1-1

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      Do the Official Guidelines for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Need to Be Changed?

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      Pages 17-25

      Alternative Techniques for Left Ventricular Lead Placement

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      Pages 27-33

      Importance of the Right Ventricular Pacing Site in Cardiac Resynchronization

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      Pages 35-61

      Alternative Means of Achieving Cardiac Resynchronization

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      Pages 63-67

      CRT-Pacing Only Versus CRT-Defibrillator

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      Pages 69-92

      Upgrading Conventional Pacemakers to CRT: Indications and Technical Considerations

  3. Cardiac Resynchronization for Heart Failure

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      Pages 93-93

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      Pages 95-104

      Update of Cardiac Resynchronization Trials

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      Pages 105-122

      Cardiac Resynchronization for Heart Failure: Do We Need More Trials?

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      Pages 123-137

      Should Cardiac Resynchronization Be Considered for the Prevention of Heart Failure?

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      Pages 139-145

      Left Bundle Branch Block–Induced Cardiomyopathy: A New Concept of Mechanically Induced Cardiomyopathy

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      Pages 147-165

      Role of Echocardiography Before CRT Implantation: Can We Predict Nonresponders?

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      Pages 167-178

      Role of Echocardiography After Implantation of a Cardiac Resynchronization System

  4. Advances in Technology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 179-179

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      Pages 181-201

      Recent Advances in the Technology of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

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      Pages 203-212

      Advances in Left Ventricular Pacing Leads

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      Pages 213-224

      New Pacing Algorithms and Functions in CRT Devices

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      Pages 225-235

      Significance of Latency During Left Ventricular Pacing for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

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      Pages 237-251

      Programmability of the Interventricular Interval During Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

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      Pages 253-268

      Hemodynamic Sensors in Heart Failure Devices

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      Pages 269-279

      Assessment of Single-Shock Defibrillation Testing of Biventricular ICDs

  5. Follow-up

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      Pages 281-281

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      Pages 283-316

      How to Program CRT Devices

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