Arrhythmia Induction in the EP Lab

  • Gabriel Cismaru

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Celestino Sardu, Valerio Giordano, Antongiulio Donatiello, Raffaele Marfella, Giuseppe Paolisso, Maria Rosaria Rizzo et al.
    Pages 7-18
  3. Nihal El Kamar, Lazhare Naouar
    Pages 29-37
  4. Bogdan Chendran
    Pages 39-48
  5. Calin Siliste, Roxana-Nicoleta Siliste
    Pages 49-61
  6. Ispas Alexandru
    Pages 63-70
  7. Abu Walid Nasra
    Pages 71-79
  8. Shemaila Saleem
    Pages 81-89
  9. Jennifer Asamoah
    Pages 91-99
  10. Piotr Futyma
    Pages 115-122
  11. Cecilia Lazea
    Pages 123-130
  12. Simona Căinap
    Pages 131-140
  13. Habib Rehman Khan
    Pages 141-149
  14. Arash Moosavi-Shalheh
    Pages 151-157
  15. Keith Andrew Chan
    Pages 159-167
  16. Nikola Krmek
    Pages 179-191
  17. Gusetu Gabriel, Lucian Muresan, Rosu Radu, Horatiu Comsa, Caloian Bogdan, Dana Pop et al.
    Pages 203-214

About this book


This book focuses on how to induce clinical arrhythmias in the electrophysiology (EP) laboratory, a procedure that is indispensable for analyzing the underlying mechanisms, and identifying  the most effective  treatment of the arrhythmia. In the main part of the book, the authors share their own experiences with 13 different medications that can be injected or  infused for arrhythmia induction – ranging from isoprenaline and atropine to ephedrine – all of which can be easily found in any cardiology department.

Each chapter begins with a description of the drug’s chemical structure and mechanism of actions, then illustrates the infusion preparation, dosage and side effects and lastly analyzes its electrophysiological properties and highlights the most important clinical studies on it. For each drug the authors list – in dedicated tables – administration protocols from their own hospital.

This book is of interest to postgraduate students, cardiology residents, cardiologists and pediatric cardiologists with special interest in arrhythmias, as well as to trainees, technicians and nurses involved in the EP lab.


catheter ablation cardiac arrhythmias adrenaline isoprenaline atropine uninducible arrhythmia arrhythmia induction programmed ventricular stimulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Gabriel Cismaru
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrophysiology Laboratory, Rehabilitation HospitalIuliu Hatieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy 5th Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology-RehabilitationCluj-NapocaRomania

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