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An Atlas of Radioscopic Catheter Placement for the Electrophysiologist

  • Michela Casella
  • Antonio Dello Russo

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Radiology

    1. Michela Casella, Antonio Dello Russo
      Pages 3-7
    2. Michela Casella, Antonio Dello Russo
      Pages 9-24
  3. Electrophysiology

    1. Michela Casella, Antonio Dello Russo
      Pages 27-53
    2. Michela Casella, Antonio Dello Russo
      Pages 55-72
    3. Michela Casella, Antonio Dello Russo
      Pages 73-111
    4. Michela Casella, Antonio Dello Russo
      Pages 113-127
    5. Michela Casella, Antonio Dello Russo
      Pages 129-190
    6. Michela Casella, Antonio Dello Russo
      Pages 191-218
  4. Pacing

    1. Michela Casella, Antonio Dello Russo
      Pages 221-234
    2. Michela Casella, Antonio Dello Russo
      Pages 235-264
    3. Michela Casella, Antonio Dello Russo
      Pages 265-286
  5. Endomyocardial Biopsy

    1. Michela Casella, Antonio Dello Russo
      Pages 289-301
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 303-313

About this book

Introduction

The heart is a four-dimensional structure, comprising three spatial dimensions of shape and one temporal dimension of motion. Many technological advances in the field of imaging, such as intracardiac echocardiography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging and 3-D electroanatomical image integration mapping systems, have enhanced our ability to visualize, map, and navigate in the heart. Nevertheless, fluoroscopy remains the cornerstone of all interventional electrophysiology procedures and, with the limitations of current technologies, will continue to be extensively used for many years to come.

A skilled fluoroscopist with the use of multiple projections can deduce the anatomy and catheter location with remarkable spatial detail. However, since fluoroscopy provides a real-time unmodified view to the operator, there is no easy way to organize the multiple measurements taken from a moving catheter into a more clinically useful model of cardiac electrical activity. As a result, significant clinical experience with fluoroscopy is necessary to accurately position catheters at an exact intracardiac site.

Atlas of Radioscopic Catheter Placement for the Electrophysiologist is unique because it is the first book that provides a teaching tool for fellows in training, allied health professionals and accomplished electrophysiologists on relevant X-ray views commonly encountered in different electrophysiology procedures, and how these views correlate with cardiac anatomy. It was specifically designed to address this challenging aspects of all electrophysiology procedures systematically and is written in a perspicuous manner to demystify the subject, thus making it easier to better understand cardiac anatomy and successfully perform electrophysiology procedures.

Keywords

Ablation Defibrillation X-ray anatomy angiography atrial fibrillation computed tomography (CT) electrophysiology heart physiology radiology tomography

Authors and affiliations

  • Michela Casella
    • 1
  • Antonio Dello Russo
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Cardiology, Department of Cardiovascular MedicineCatholic University of the Sacred HeartRomeItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-227-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-84800-226-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-84800-227-2
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