The Conduction System of the Heart

Structure, Function and Clinical Implications

  • Editors
  • H. J. J. Wellens
  • K. I. Lie
  • M. J. Janse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Anatomy and Electrophysiology of the Developing Conducting System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert H. Anderson, Anton E. Becker, Arnold C. G. Wenink, Michiel J. Janse
      Pages 3-28
    3. Henry Gelband, Kristina Nilsson, Ruey J. Sung, Arthur L. Bassett, Robert J. Myerburg
      Pages 29-52
  3. Electronmicroscopy of the Conducting System

  4. Impulse Formation and Conduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. E. Neil Moore, Joseph F. Spear
      Pages 100-110
    3. Joseph F. Spear, E. Neil Moore
      Pages 111-125
    4. Mauricio B. Rosenbaum, Julio O. Lázzari, Marcelo V. Elizari
      Pages 126-142
    5. Leonard S. Dreifus, Yoshio Watanabe, Henry N. Dreifus, Irany De Azevedo
      Pages 182-206
  5. Sinus Node and Atrium

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. Harold C. Strauss, Andrew G. Wallace
      Pages 227-237
    3. Iwao Yamaguchi, William J. Mandel
      Pages 238-248
    4. Maurits A. Allessie, Felix I. M. Bonke, Francien J. G. Schopman
      Pages 249-260
  6. The Atrioventricular Junction, the Bundle Branches and the Ventricle

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Anton E. Becker, Robert H. Anderson
      Pages 263-286
    3. H. E. Kulbertus, J. Cl. Demoulin
      Pages 287-295
    4. Michiel J. Janse, Frans J. L. Van Capelle, Robert H. Anderson, Paul Touboul, Jacques Billette
      Pages 296-315
    5. Frans J. L. Van Capelle, Michiel J. Janse
      Pages 316-335
    6. Robert J. Myerburg, Henry Gelband, Agustin Castellanos Jr., Kristina Nilsson, Ruey J. Sung, Arthur L. Bassett
      Pages 336-359
    7. Marcelo V. Elizari, Alejandro Novakosky, Ricardo A. Quinteiro, RaúL J. Levi, Julio O. Lázzari, Mauricio B. Rosenbaum
      Pages 360-376
    8. Eugene Downar, Menashe B. Waxman
      Pages 393-409
    9. Philippe Coumel, Patrick Attuel, Daniel Flammang
      Pages 424-452
    10. Kenneth M. Rosen, Pablo Denes, Delon Wu, Ramesh C. Dhingra
      Pages 453-466
    11. Paul Puech, Robert Grolleau, Claude Guimond
      Pages 467-484
    12. Anthony N. Damato, Masood Akhtar, Jeremy Ruskin, Antonio Caracta, Sun H. Lau
      Pages 504-528
  7. The Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 565-565
    2. Andrew G. Wallace, Will C. Sealy, John J. Gallagher, Jackie Kasell
      Pages 613-630
  8. Myocardial Infarction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 631-631
    2. Benjamin J. Scherlag, Ronald R. Hope, David O. Williams, Nabil El-Sherif, Ralph Lazzara
      Pages 633-649
    3. Alfred C. Tans, K. I. Lie
      Pages 655-661
    4. K. I. Lie, Hein J. Wellens, Reinier M. Schuilenburg
      Pages 662-672
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 673-708

About this book


This monograph had its genesis in a workshop on the specific conduction held in the spring of 1975. The meeting was organized to discuss present knowledge on structure and function of the cardiac specialized tissues with emphasis on their clinical implications. Since much new information was presented, the participants agreed to prepare manuscripts and make their material available for publication. This has resulted in a book in which the cardiac specialized tissues are discussed by different specialists: the electron-microscopist, anatomist, pathologist, physiologist, physicist and clinician. Apart from their interest in the cardiac conduction system the participants shared the opinion that their contribu­ tion should be relevant to the understanding and treatment of patients with cardiac arrhythmias. The book should be useful for the clinician, the morphologist and the physio­ logist. The workshop took place at the University Department of Cardiology, Wilhelmina Gasthuis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. This is the home ground of one of the most outstanding electro cardiologists of our time, Dr. Dirk Durrer. By pairing genius and originality with endless fund of energy and dogged persistence he made several important contributions to modern cardiac electrophysiology. In recent years he created a cardio­ logical institute where workers from various disciplines cooperate in the study and treat­ ment of cardiac disease. Several of his pupils participated in the workshop and contributed to this volume. In appreciation and thankfulness we want to dedicate this book to Dr. Dirk Durrer.


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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1978
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-247-2080-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9726-4
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