Book 2013

Electrical Diseases of the Heart

Volume 1: Basic Foundations and Primary Electrical Diseases


ISBN: 978-1-4471-4880-7 (Print) 978-1-4471-4881-4 (Online)

Table of contents (36 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi

  2. Basic Fundamentals of Normal and Abnormal Cardiac Electrical Activity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Chapter

      Pages 3-5

      Introduction to Part I: Basic Cardiac Electrophysiology – Promises Kept and Promises to Keep

    3. Chapter

      Pages 7-24

      Basic Physiology of Ion Channel Function

    4. Chapter

      Pages 25-45

      Developmental Aspects of the Electrophysiology of the Heart: Function Follows Form

    5. Chapter

      Pages 47-71

      Anatomic and Histopathologic Characteristics of the Conductive Tissues of the Heart

    6. Chapter

      Pages 73-92

      Neural Regulation of the Heart in Health and Disease

    7. Chapter

      Pages 93-128

      Mechanisms of Cardiac Arrhythmia

    8. Chapter

      Pages 129-140

      Mechanisms of Action of Antiarrhythmic Drugs in Ventricular Arrhythmias

    9. Chapter

      Pages 141-156

      Mechanisms of Action of Antiarrhythmic Drugs in Atrial Fibrillation

    10. Chapter

      Pages 157-175

      Mechano-Electric Interactions and Their Role in Electrical Function of the Heart

    11. Chapter

      Pages 177-191

      Pathological Roles of the Cardiac Sodium Channel Late Current (Late INa)

    12. Chapter

      Pages 193-207

      Sodium Ion Channelopathies

    13. Chapter

      Pages 209-217

      L-Type Calcium Channel Disease

    14. Chapter

      Pages 219-232

      Nerve Sprouting, Defibrillation and Calcium Waves

    15. Chapter

      Pages 233-244

      K+ Channelopathies (IKs, IKr, and Ito)

    16. Chapter

      Pages 245-258

      Cardiac ATP-Sensitive Potassium Channels and Associated Channelopathies

    17. Chapter

      Pages 259-279

      Cardiac KATP Channels in Health and Diseases

    18. Chapter

      Pages 281-297

      Ca2+ Release Channels (Ryanodine Receptors) and Arrhythmogenesis

    19. Chapter

      Pages 299-315

      Caveolae and Arrhythmogenesis

    20. Chapter

      Pages 317-332

      Senescence and Arrhythmogenesis

    21. Chapter

      Pages 333-352

      Comparisons of Substrates Responsible for Atrial Versus Ventricular Fibrillation

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