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)
The Renaissance Period in Heart Rhythm Disorders
Galloping Away in the Atrium
Abnormal Rhythms Arising from the Ventricles
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.
_____________________________________________________________________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.
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
- 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
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.
Book Title: Rhythms of Broken Hearts
Book Subtitle: History, Manifestations, and Treatment of Heart Rhythm Disorders and Heart Disease
Authors: J. Anthony Gomes
Publisher: Springer Cham
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