© 2017

Cardiac Arrhythmias, Pacing and Sudden Death

  • Peter Kowey
  • Jonathan P. Piccini
  • Gerald Naccarelli
  • James A. Reiffel

Part of the Cardiovascular Medicine book series (CVM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Victoria M. Robinson, Stanley Nattel
    Pages 1-13
  3. Alexander Burashnikov, Charles Antzelevitch
    Pages 15-25
  4. Dan M. Roden, M. Benjamin Shoemaker
    Pages 27-36
  5. J. Martijn Bos, Michael J. Ackerman
    Pages 37-47
  6. Christian Steinberg, Matthew T. Bennett, Andrew D. Krahn
    Pages 49-60
  7. John Alvin Gayee Kpaeyeh Jr., Dean M. Abtahi, Michael R. Gold
    Pages 61-73
  8. Jackson J. Liang, David J. Callans
    Pages 75-86
  9. A. John Camm, Irina Savelieva
    Pages 87-104
  10. Keitaro Senoo, Gregory Y. H. Lip
    Pages 105-114
  11. Jose F. Huizar, Kenneth A. Ellenbogen
    Pages 115-130
  12. Samir Saba, N. A. Mark Estes
    Pages 131-142
  13. Abhishek J. Deshmukh, Douglas L. Packer
    Pages 143-155
  14. Samuel H. Baldinger, Usha B. Tedrow, William G. Stevenson
    Pages 157-172
  15. Ramanan Kumareswaran, Paul Dorian
    Pages 173-182
  16. E. Kevin Heist, Moussa Mansour, Jeremy N. Ruskin
    Pages 183-190
  17. L. Brent Mitchell
    Pages 219-238
  18. Wayne O. Adkisson, Balaji Krishnan, David G. Benditt
    Pages 239-250

About this book


This book provides up-to-date, user-friendly and comprehensive guidance on the evaluation, diagnosis, and medical and surgical treatment of cardiac arrhythmias. This ensures that that this title aids every trainee and practicising cardiologist, cardiac electrophysiologist, cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, diabetologist, cardiac radiologist and any physician who manages cardiac patients.
Cardiovascular Medicine: Cardiac Arrhythmias, Pacing and Sudden Death  covers every aspect of cardiac arrhythmias, from cardiac signs and symptoms through imaging and the genetic basis for disease to surgery, interventions, treatment and preventive cardiology. This coverage is presented with consistent chapter organization, clear design, and engaging text that includes user-friendly features such as tables, lists and treatment boxes.


Antiarrhythmic Drugs Cardiac Ablation Cardiac Arrhythmia Cardiac Pacemakers Electrophysiology Implantable defibrillators

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter Kowey
    • 1
  • Jonathan P. Piccini
    • 2
  • Gerald Naccarelli
    • 3
  • James A. Reiffel
    • 4
  1. 1.Lankenau Heart Institute and Jefferson Medical CollegePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Associate Professor of MedicineDuke University Medical Center, Duke Clinical Research InstituteDurhamUSA
  3. 3.Bernard Trabin Chair in Cardiology Professor of Medicine Chief, Division of CardiologyAssociate Clinical Director Heart and Vascular Institute, Penn State University College of MedicineHersheyUSA
  4. 4.Professor Emeritus of Medicine Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Section of ElectrophysiologyColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

About the editors

Peter R. Kowey, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Clinical Pharmacology at Jefferson Medical College. He is also Chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases at the Lankenau Hospital Main Line Health System and President of the Main Line Health Heart Center and is the William Wikoff Smith Chair in Cardiovascular Research.
After Dr Kowey’s training at Penn State University and Harvard University School of Public Health he joined the faculty at the Medical College of Pennsylvania as Director of the CCU and Arrhythmia Program, where he rose to the rank of full Professor. 
Dr Kowey is a Fellow of several professional organizations including the Clinical Council of the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, the American College of Physicians, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the American College of Clinical Pharmacology. He spent 9 years as a member of the Cardiorenal Drug Advisory Committee, 4 years on the Cardiovascular Devices Committee of the Food and Drug Administration, and was on the Expert Advisory Panel of the US Pharmacopeial convention. Dr Kowey’s principal area of interest has been cardiac rhythm disturbances.

Jonathan P. Piccini, MD, MHS is a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist and Associate Professor of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Clinical Research Institute. His research interests include the conduct of clinical trials and the assessment of cardiovascular therapeutics for the care of patients with heart rhythm disorders. At present, he is the Director of the EP Clinical Trials Program and Arrhythmia Core Laboratory at Duke University. He also serves on the Clinical Working Group of the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines – Atrial fibrillation (GWTG-Afib) registry program. He is an associate editor for the American Heart Journal and serves on the editorial board of Heart Rhythm, the European Heart Journal, and the Journal of Cardiac Electrophysiology. Dr Piccini is the Principal Investigator of the data and coordinating center for ORBIT AF, a 25,000 patient registry focused on quality of care and improving outcomes in patients with atrial fibrillation. He is also the PI of the GENETIC AF clinical trial, the first clinical trial to study genotype-directed rhythm control therapy for atrial fibrillation. Dr. Piccini has more than 175 publications in the field of heart rhythm medicine. Clinically, his focus is on the care of patients with atrial fibrillation and complex arrhythmias, with particular emphasis on catheter ablation and lead extraction.

Gerald V Naccarelli, MD, is the Bernard Trabin Chair in Cardiology, Professor of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Cardiology at the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine/Milton S Hershey Medical Center. He has chaired and been a member of numerous committees for the American Heart Association (AHA), the American College of Cardiology (ACC), and the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology/Heart Rhythm Society (NASPE/HRS). He is the author of three books and the author/co-author of over 400 papers, chapters, articles, and abstracts. Professor Naccarelli received a post-doctoral fellowship in cardiac electrophysiology from the Indiana University School of Medicine and received a fellowship in cardiology from, and was Chief Resident in Medicine at, the Penn State University College of Medicine. He received internal medicine residency training at the North Carolina Baptist Hospital/Bowman Gray School of Medicine, and was awarded his MD by the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine.

James A Reiffel, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine, Colombia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, a position he has held since 1988. He currently also serves as Director, Electrocardiography Laboratory Columbia University Medical Center and as Attending Physician New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Dr Reiffel graduated from Duke University in 1965, and completed his MD at Columbia University. He is a member of numerous committees and societies, including the American College of Physicians, New York Heart Association, where he has previously served on the Council on Professional Education, and the American College of Cardiology.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cardiac Arrhythmias, Pacing and Sudden Death
  • Editors Peter Kowey
    Jonathan P. Piccini
    Gerald Naccarelli
    James A. Reiffel
  • Series Title Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Series Abbreviated Title Cardv. Med.
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-57998-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-86300-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-58000-5
  • Series ISSN 2363-5053
  • Series E-ISSN 2363-5061
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 306
  • Number of Illustrations 27 b/w illustrations, 96 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site


“The purpose is to introduce several aspects of cardiac arrhythmias, including pathophysiology, pharmacotherapy, clinical management, and device therapy. … This book is intended for practicing cardiologists and cardiology fellows; there are few books aimed at this audience. … This is a high quality book. It is quite useful for its readability and for its illustrations. Compared to other similar books, this one is preferable because it is written in simple language and highlights key points well.” (Daniel Garcia, Doody's Book Reviews, January, 2018)