The second edition of this bestseller provides a practical, user-friendly manual guiding the theory and practice of cardiac electrophysiology. The handbook provides the specialist in training with a thorough grounding procedures, and clinical findings for clinicians. It provides a review of the main kinds of arrhythmia with illustrations of typical ECG findings supported where appropriate by correlative imaging. It also details the principal diagnostic and therapeutic procedures include implantation of pacemakers, resynchronization therapy, and ablation techniques.

Key Features

  • Provides concise, user friendly guide to the equipment, procedures and clinical findings with which EPs need to be familiar
  • Delivers alternatives resource to the flagship titles available in this field - idea for those beginning training or seeking an update
  • Presents extensively updated material to enhance comprehension
  • Includes new treatments and devices for electrophysiologists trained to perform interventional cardiac electrophysiology studies (EPS) as well as surgical device implantations

section Section I|34 pages

Basic EP Laboratory Setup and Equipment

chapter 1|4 pages

Device Lab Set-Up

ByJohn Lopez, Mina K. Chung

chapter 2|7 pages

Organization of the Arrhythmia Lab

ByRoy Chung, Oussama M. Wazni

chapter 3|22 pages

Holter and Event Monitor Laboratory Setup

ByRoy Chung, Daniel Cantillon, Mina K. Chung

section Section II|32 pages


chapter 4|12 pages


ByShiv Bagga, Mandeep Bhargava

chapter 5|19 pages

Indications for Permanent Pacing and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

ByShiv Bagga, J. David Burkhardt, Mandeep Bhargava

section Section III|25 pages

Supraventricular Tachyarrhythmia

chapter 6|13 pages

Atrial Flutter

ByAyman A. Hussein, Oussama M. Wazni

chapter 7|11 pages

Atrial Fibrillation

ByRong Bai, Mohamed Salim, Luigi Di Biase, Robert Schweikert, Walid Saliba

section Section IV|32 pages

Ventricular Tachyarrhythmia

chapter 8|22 pages

Genetically Determined Ventricular Arrhythmias

ByHouman Khakpour, Jason S. Bradfield

chapter 9|9 pages

Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia

ByJackson J. Liang, David S. Frankel

section Section V|38 pages


chapter 10|17 pages

Syncope Events, Definitions, Causes, and Features

BySubramanya Prasad, Oussama M. Wazni, Mina K. Chung, Kenneth Mayuga, Robert Schweikert

chapter 11|7 pages

Syncope Management Facilities

BySubramanya Prasad, Robert Schweikert, Mina K. Chung, Kenneth Mayuga, Oussama M. Wazni

chapter 12|13 pages

Syncope Management and Diagnostic Testing

BySubramanya Prasad, Oussama M. Wazni, Robert Schweikert, Kenneth Mayuga, Mina K. Chung

section Section VI|26 pages

Device Procedures

chapter 13|8 pages

Implantation of Pacemakers and ICDs

ByKushwin Rajamani, Michael P. Brunner, Oussama M. Wazni, Bruce L. Wilkoff

chapter 14|10 pages

Left Ventricular Lead Implantation for Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

ByKushwin Rajamani, Michael P. Brunner, Oussama M. Wazni, Bruce L. Wilkoff

chapter 15|7 pages

Extraction of Devices

ByOussama M. Wazni, Bruce L. Wilkoff

section Section VII|33 pages

Performing Basic EP Studies

chapter 16|8 pages

Venous and Arterial Access, EP Catheters, Positioning of Catheters

ByChing Chi Keong, J. David Burkhardt, Thomas Dresing, Andrea Natale

chapter 17|5 pages

Basic Intracardiac Intervals

ByDuc H. Do, Noel G. Boyle

chapter 18|9 pages

Basics of Electrophysiology Study

ByJonathan R. Hoffman, Marmar Vaseghi

chapter 19|10 pages

Head-Up Tilt (HUT) Table Testing

BySubramanya Prasad, Amer Kadri, J. David Burkhardt, Thomas Dresing, Kenneth Mayuga

section Section VIII|208 pages

Catheter Ablation Techniques

chapter 20|14 pages

Ablation of SVT (AVNRT and AVRT)

ByKushwin Rajamani, Patrick Tchou

chapter 21|23 pages

Management and Ablation of Atrial Flutter

ByCarola Gianni, Amin Al-Ahmad, Andrea Natale

chapter 22|11 pages

Radiofrequency Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation

ByJorge Romero, Carola Gianni, Sanghamitra Mohanty, Chintan Trivedi, Domenico G. Della Rocca, Andrea Natale, Luigi Di Biase

chapter 23|17 pages

Ventricular Arrhythmias in the Structurally Normal Heart

ByAndres Enriquez, Fermin Garcia

chapter 24|11 pages

Catheter Ablation of Ventricular Fibrillation and Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia

ByAmin Al-Ahmad, Carola Gianni, Andrea Natale

chapter 25|16 pages

Mapping and Catheter Ablation of Postmyocardial Infarction Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

A Substrate-based Approach
ByZaid Aziz, Roderick Tung

chapter 26|19 pages

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy

ByDaniele Muser, Pasquale Santangeli

chapter 27|17 pages

Non-ischemic Cardiomyopathy and Ventricular Arrhythmias

ByMatthew C. Hyman, Gregory E. Supple

chapter 28|12 pages

Ultrasound in the Electrophysiology Lab

ByCarola Gianni, Javier E. Sanchez, Domenico G. Della Rocca, Amin Al-Ahmad, Andrea Natale

chapter 29|21 pages

Left Atrial Appendage Closure

ByRodney P. Horton, Carola Gianni, Andrea Natale

chapter 30|19 pages

ECG Features of Normal Heart PVCs

ByRobert D. Schaller

chapter 31|11 pages

Epicardial Access and Indications

ByJason S. Bradfield, Kalyanam Shivkumar

chapter 32|16 pages

ECG-Based Origin of Atrial Flutter

ByDecebal Gabriel Laţcu, Nadir Saoudi, Francis E. Marchlinski