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The diagnostic intracardiac electrophysiology study: essential information and basic principles

Yaver Bashir, Timothy R. Betts and Kim Rajappan

in Cardiac Electrophysiology and Catheter Ablation

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199550180
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191726156 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550180.003.0027

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

The diagnostic intracardiac electrophysiology study: essential information and basic principles

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Introduction - Patient preparation - Equipment setup and laboratory design - Equipment specifics - Catheter technology - Vascular access - Standard catheter placement - Intracardiac recording techniques - Outline of the standard electrophysiology study - Basic intervals - Normal activation patterns - Extrastimulus technique - Refractory periods - Antegrade curve - Retrograde curve - Incremental pacing - Ventricular stimulation protocols - Role of adjunctive drugs - Peri-procedural management

Chapter.  11370 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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