Electrocardiography and Cardiac Drug Therapy

  • V. Hombach
  • H. H. Hilger
  • H. L. Kennedy

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 92)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Electrocardiography

  3. Ambulatory Monitoring

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
    2. H. Weber, H. Schmidinger, Ch. Auinger, J. Wolfram, T. Rimpfl, G. Norman et al.
      Pages 47-57
    3. Harold L. Kennedy, Robert D. Wiens
      Pages 58-78
    4. M. Höher, E. Vonderbank, H. W. Verhoeven, T. Eggeling, M. Kochs, V. Hombach et al.
      Pages 88-102
    5. Edward Bernard Raftery
      Pages 108-121
    6. Jörg Hermann Peter, Peter Von Wichert
      Pages 122-131
    7. Georg Schmidt, Kurt Ulm, Liselotte Goedel-Meinen, Gabriele Jahns, Petra Barthel, Bernd Stief et al.
      Pages 132-138
  4. High Resolution Electrocardiography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Richard Vincent
      Pages 141-150
    3. Edward J. Berbari, Benjamin J. Scherlag, Ralph Lazzara
      Pages 151-166
    4. L. Goedel-Meinen, M. Hofmann, G. Schmidt, G. Jahns, G. Klein, W. Baedeker et al.
      Pages 167-171
    5. Nabil El-Sherif, Mark Restivo, William Craelius, Raphael Henkin, George Kelen, John M. Fontaine et al.
      Pages 172-203
    6. Günter Breithardt, Martin Borggrefe, Andrea Podczeck, Klaus Haerten, Antonio Martinez-Rubio
      Pages 204-217
    7. V. Hombach, M. Kochs, H. W. Höpp, U. Kebbel, T. Eggeling, A. Osterspey et al.
      Pages 218-238
    8. R. R. Fenici, M. Masselli, L. Lopez, G. Melillo
      Pages 239-258
    9. P. Siltanen, T. Katila, M. Mäkijärvi, M. Leiniö, J. Nénonen, J. Montonen et al.
      Pages 259-285
  5. Drug Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. H. G. Sieberth
      Pages 289-297
    3. Brian N. C. Prichard
      Pages 298-322
    4. A. John Camm, Nicholas J. Linker
      Pages 323-331
    5. H. Ostermann, U. Schmitz-Huebner
      Pages 332-351
    6. H. Borberg, A. Gaczkowski, V. Hombach, K. Oette, W. Stoffel
      Pages 352-366
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 367-370

About this book


This book is a comprehensive overview of electrocardiography and the major effects of current cardiac pharmacological therapy on electrocardiography. The text is based on work presented at the International Symposium on Non-invasive Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy, held in May, 1987 at the University of Cologne. The theme of the book is to review, in broad clinical perspective the current state-of-the-art of electrocardiography as it pertains to standard electrocar­ diograms, exercise testing, ambulatory electrocardiography, electrocardiographic telemetry, and high resolution electrocardiography. Furthermore, advance!, in cardiac drug therapy in relation to diuretics, beta blocking drugs, antiarrhythmic agents and thrombolytic agents are reviewed. The emphasis of the conference and this book is to review the clinical state-of-the-art information and applications in this regard. In the initial section on electrocardiography, Dr. Spodick reviews our present day physiologic and pathophysiologic understanding of systolic time intervals, and how they are affected by a variety of cardiac disease states and pharmacologic agents. Dr. Ellestad examines problems and provides pragmatic tips on exercise testing in the diagnosis of coronary artery disease, and advances in exercise scores and computer analysis. Dr. Graboys reviews the value of exercise testing in the diagnosis and management of patients with serious ventricular arrhythmias. Dr. Kellermann presents the complimentary role that exercise testing plays in com­ prehensive follow-up therapy of the cardiac patient, and the use of exercise for work and physical training. Detailed information concerning the interaction of cardiac rehabilitation and ventricular arrhythmias are examined.


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Editors and affiliations

  • V. Hombach
    • 1
  • H. H. Hilger
    • 2
  • H. L. Kennedy
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Cardiology-Angiology-PneumologyUniversity Hospital UlmUlmGermany
  2. 2.Department of Cardiology - Angiology - PneumologyUniversity of CologneCologneGermany
  3. 3.Division of CardiologySt. Louis University, School of MedicineSt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6976-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1081-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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