Book 2007

Current News in Cardiology

Proceedings of the Mediterranean Cardiology Meeting (Taormina, May 20–22, 2007)


ISBN: 978-88-470-0635-5 (Print) 978-88-470-0636-2 (Online)

Table of contents (54 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVII

  2. Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

    2. Pharmacological Therapy

      1. Chapter

        Pages 3-9

        Anti-arrhythmic Drugs in Atrial Fibrillation: Historical Perspectives and New Developments

      2. Chapter

        Pages 11-16

        “Pill-in-the-Pocket” Approach

      3. Chapter

        Pages 17-22

        Lone Atrial Fibrillation: Prophylactic Anti-arrhythmic Treatment

      Radiofrequency Ablation

      1. Chapter

        Pages 23-27

        Radiofrequency Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation and Atrial Flutter: Who and When?

      2. Chapter

        Pages 29-40

        Cryocatheter Ablation for Atrial Flutter

      3. Chapter

        Pages 41-42

        Clinical Profile, Electrophysiological Characteristics, and Outcome after Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Atypical Atrial Flutter

      4. Chapter

        Pages 43-48

        The Impact of New Imaging, Mapping and Energy Delivery Technology on the Current Approach to Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

      5. Chapter

        Pages 49-55

        Trigger vs Substrate Ablation for the Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

      6. Chapter

        Pages 57-61

        Complications of Atrial Fibrillation Ablation: How To Prevent Them

      Pacing in the Prevention and Therapy of Atrial Arrhythmias

      1. Chapter

        Pages 63-73

        Pacing in Atrial Fibrillation: Is It Still Viable?

      2. Chapter

        Pages 75-86

        Traditional or Device Approach for the Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Patients with Heart Failure

      Practical Issues in Managing Atrial Fibrillation Patients

      1. Chapter

        Pages 87-91

        Conversion of Persistent Atrial Fibrillation to Sinus Rhythm by DC Shock: Is It Still in Use Two Years After AFFIRM?

      2. Chapter

        Pages 93-97

        Lone Atrial Fibrillation and Sports Activities

  3. Heart Failure

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 99-99

    2. Chapter

      Pages 101-115

      Heart-Failure Management: Focus on Heart-Failure Practice Guidelines

    3. Managing Patients with Implantable CRT Devices for Heart Failure

      1. Chapter

        Pages 117-118

        Determination of Left Ventricular Contractile Reserve by Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography To Predict the Response to CRT

      2. Chapter

        Pages 119-124

        Focus on Optimization of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Techniques

      3. Chapter

        Pages 125-128

        Evaluation of the Clinical State of Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Patients by Continuous Heart-Failure Monitoring

      4. Chapter

        Pages 129-136

        Predicting Heart Failure Events in CRT Patients: Future Challenges

      5. Chapter

        Pages 137-141

        Use of Fluid Accumulation Monitoring in HF Patients

  4. Syncope

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 143-143

    2. Diagnostic Evaluation of Patients with Recurrent Syncopal Episodes

      1. Chapter

        Pages 145-151

        Performing Carotid Sinus Massage

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