2009

Cardiac Bioelectric Therapy

Mechanisms and Practical Implications

ISBN: 978-0-387-79402-0 (Print) 978-0-387-79403-7 (Online)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

  2. History

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      History of Cardiac Pacing

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      Pages 15-40

      History of Defibrillation

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      Pages 41-59

      Ventricular Fibrillation: A Historical Perspective

  3. Theory of Electric Stimulation and Defibrillation

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      Pages 63-83

      The Bidomain Theory of Pacing

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      Pages 85-109

      Bidomain Model of Defibrillation

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      Pages 111-132

      The Generalized Activating Function

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      Pages 133-161

      Theory of Electroporation

  4. Electrode Mapping of Defibrillation

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      Pages 165-187

      Critical Points and the Upper Limit of Vulnerability for Defibrillation

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      Pages 189-217

      The Role of Shock-Induced Nonregenerative Depolarizations in Ventricular Fibrillation and Defibrillation: The Graded Response Hypothesis

  5. Optical Mapping of Stimulation and Defibrillation

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      Pages 221-254

      Mechanisms of Isolated Cell Stimulation

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      Pages 255-281

      The Role of Microscopic Tissue Structure in Defibrillation

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      Pages 283-330

      Virtual Electrode Theory of Pacing

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      Pages 331-356

      The Virtual Electrode Hypothesis of Defibrillation

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      Pages 357-380

      Simultaneous Optical and Electrical Recordings

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      Pages 381-397

      Optical Mapping of Multisite Ventricular Fibrillation Synchronization

  6. Methodology

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      Pages 401-421

      The Bidomain Model of Cardiac Tissue: From Microscale to Macroscale

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      Pages 423-439

      Multielectrode Mapping of the Heart

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      Pages 441-455

      The Role of Electroporation

  7. Implications for Implantable Devices

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      Pages 459-492

      Lessons for the Clinical Implant

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      Pages 493-510

      Resonance and Feedback Strategies for Low-Voltage Defibrillation

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