Innovative Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Innovative Management of Atrial Fibrillation

Editor(s): David Schwartzman, Marco A. Zenati

Published Online: 12 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405122092

Online ISBN: 9780470994818

DOI: 10.1002/9780470994818

About this Book

Atrial fibrillation is underdiagnosed and preventative strategies are underutilized.

The disease is estimated to rise to an epidemic level, increasing by over 50% by the end of the decade, occurring commonly in the setting of otherwise "healthy" aging.

Innovative Management of Atrial Fibrillation provides a forum for a full discussion on this topical matter. Distinguished experts from both electrophysiology and cardiac surgery place their work in the context of future development, examining the short-comings of current pharmacological treatments. This results in a unique, comprehensive review for cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and anyone who wishes to gain a complete perspective on the fast-paced field of atrial fibrillation.

Material ranges from atrial pathophysiology to advanced minimally invasive surgical ablation and cutting edge palliative and curative therapeutic options. The book also includes the examination of innovative management strategies and the next generation of therapies, giving an essential insight into the emerging potential of gene therapy.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: On the Atrial Substrate

    1. Chapter 3

      Mechanical Basis of Atrial Fibrillation (pages 29–49)

      Douglas A. Hettrick, David Schwartzman, Hung-fat Tse and Paul S. Pagel

    2. Chapter 5

      Atrial Plasticity (pages 65–84)

      Prashanthan Sanders, Joseph B. Morton, Paul B. Sparks and Jonathan M. Kalman

  2. Part II: Developing Strategies for AF Management

  3. Part III: Potential Areas of Opportunity for AF Management

    1. Chapter 14

      Gene Therapy (pages 171–177)

      J. Kevin Donahue, Amy D. McDonald, Heather Fraser, Jeffrey J. Rade, Julie M. Miller and Alan H. Heldman

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