Mayo Clinic Electrophysiology Manual
Over the past decade there has been a rapid evolution of the techniques of invasive electrophysiology, mapping, and ablation. Considerable progress has been made in identifying the mechanisms and anatomic location of cardiac arrhythmias, thereby allowing the cure of most arrhythmias with ablation techniques. Although several excellent textbooks are available with content on basic and clinical electrophysiology, and cardiac rhythm management devices, as well, there remains a clear gap in textbooks focusing on contemporary invasive electrophysiology and ablation techniques. In an attempt to bridge this gap in contemporary textbooks, Dr Asirvatham has assembled a team of Mayo Clinic contributors to produce a manual rather than a textbook. This practical, superbly illustrated 711-page manual is focused on contemporary techniques of invasive electrophysiology including mapping, imaging, diagnostic maneuvers, and ablation.
The book is a practical, concise, multiauthored text written and edited by colleagues from the Mayo Clinic. It consists of 2 sections, including 9 chapters in section I. This is followed by 20 case studies in section II designed to test the principles presented in the initial section of the manual. The chapters include an introductory 62-page masterfully written contribution by Dr Asirvatham covering fluoroscopic views, electrograms, and relevant anatomy. It is replete with high-quality radiographic images effectively coupled with color anatomic …