This highly visual handbook integrates cardiac anatomy and the state-of-the-art imaging techniques used in today's catheter or electrophysiology laboratory, guiding readers to a comprehensive understanding of both normal cardiac anatomy and the structures associated with complex heart disease.
Well organized, easily navigable, and superbly illustrated in a landscape format, this unique text invites the reader on a visual intracardiac journey via stunning images and schematic illustrations, including such imaging modalities as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, radiography, and 3D mapping. Each chapter couples the electrophysiology perspective with detailed descriptions of the anatomic features relevant to a wide variety of arrhythmias, including: Supraventricular tachycardias Atrial fibrillation Ventricular arrhythmias With an overview of general cardiac anatomy, congenital malformations, standard catheter positioning, and potential pitfalls, Anatomy for Cardiac Electrophysiologists provides a solid foundation and quick reference for trainees as they prepare for the realities of the catheter laboratory as well as an excellent refresher for experienced operators. "The anatomic figures that are provided are spectacular...This gem of a book stands alone as a brilliant starting point to meld interventional techniques such as ablation with the intricacies of cardiac anatomy - I highly recommend this eminently readable and superb contribution not only to the beginning trainee in cardiac electrophysiology but also to my more experienced colleagues." - From the Foreword by Melvin M. Scheinman, MD