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Rhythms of Broken Hearts

History, Manifestations, and Treatment of Heart Rhythm Disorders and Heart Disease

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  • Provides the reader with a one-stop resource, offering the history as well as treatment options and coping mechanisms

  • Discusses the evolution of the treatment of heart rhythms disease

  • Offers patient stories and the author's extensive experience in the field of cardiology

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Table of contents (29 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxxi
  2. The Mythology of the Human Heart

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Romanticizing the Heart

      • J. Anthony Gomes
      Pages 3-10
    3. The Mysteries of the Age-Old Pulse

      • J. Anthony Gomes
      Pages 11-18
  3. The Renaissance Period in Heart Rhythm Disorders

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 19-19
    2. Demystifying the Heart

      • J. Anthony Gomes
      Pages 21-29
  4. Galloping Away in the Atrium

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 45-45
    2. Living with a Galloping Heart

      • J. Anthony Gomes
      Pages 47-59
    3. Atrial Fibrillation: The Heart’s Tap Dance

      • J. Anthony Gomes
      Pages 71-84
    4. The Sawtooth Rhythm: Atrial Flutter

      • J. Anthony Gomes
      Pages 85-89
  5. Abnormal Rhythms Arising from the Ventricles

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-91
    2. The Elusive Ventricular Extra-Beat

      • J. Anthony Gomes
      Pages 93-100
    3. A Catastrophic Event: Sudden Cardiac Death

      • J. Anthony Gomes
      Pages 101-106
    4. Strange Occurrences in Life’s Channels

      • J. Anthony Gomes
      Pages 107-118
    5. To Freeze and Not to Fry

      • J. Anthony Gomes
      Pages 149-151

About this book

This book provides an overview of the history, manifestations, and treatment of heart disease and heart rhythm disorders. In addition, it covers the effects on the lives of patients, coping mechanisms, and relationships with doctors, family, religion, and death. The book uniquely intersects the fields of medicine, literature, science, and art. Chapters begin by familiarizing the reader with the historical aspects of manifestations and treatment – discussing both scientific and psychological aspects of the disease. Chapters also discuss the evolution of several treatment modalities. Every chapter of the book contains interesting and evocative patient stories and their treatment.

Rhythms of Broken Hearts will be of interest to a wide spectrum of health care practitioners as well as to patients and related family members with interest in understanding their symptoms and disease entity.

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In Rhythm of Broken Hearts, Dr. Gomes distills a multifaceted perspective with a unique story that knits history, physiology, emotion, and wisdom.
Jonathan L. Halperin, M.D.


If you ever have a broken heart -- romantic or medical -- you will be totally absorbed in this dazzling multicultural read.  
Grace Schulman

Dr. Gomes’s affinity and empathy for his patients and their stories narrated in this book, make universal the experiences of illness that we all must navigate at some point in our lives.
Jeremy N. Ruskin, MD

Keywords

  • Heart Rhythm Disorders
  • Heart Disease
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Lethal Rhythms in the Ventricle
  • Sudden Cardiac Death
  • AV Blocks
  • Artificial Pacemaker
  • Interventional Cardiology
  • Heart Rhythm Disorder Treatments

Authors and Affiliations

  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA

    J. Anthony Gomes

About the author

​J. Anthony Gomes, MD Professor of Medicine 
Mount Sinai Medical Center 
Ichan School of Medicine 
New York, NY 


J. Anthony Gomes, MD, is a Professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Icahn School of Medicine in New York. He is also the Director of the Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Consultative Service, and Senior Consultant, at the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Trust Center for Cardiac Electrophysiology, The Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is the past Director (1984-2004) of the Electrophysiology and Electrocardiography Department, the Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Gomes is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. He has been consistently listed in Best Doctors and Top Doctors in New York and in the USA. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Rhythms of Broken Hearts

  • Book Subtitle: History, Manifestations, and Treatment of Heart Rhythm Disorders and Heart Disease

  • Authors: J. Anthony Gomes

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-77382-3

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-77381-6Published: 26 August 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-77382-3Published: 25 August 2021

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXXI, 323

  • Number of Illustrations: 4 b/w illustrations, 70 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Cardiology, Internal Medicine

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eBook USD 19.99
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  • Read on any device
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Softcover Book USD 29.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • Compact, lightweight edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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