Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Basic Bioelectrical Effects and Clinical Indications

  • Melvin M. Scheinman

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 78)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Phyllis M. Holt, E. G. Boyd
    Pages 1-36
  3. Joseph H. Levine, Joseph F. Spear, John C. Merillat, Harlan F. Weisman, Alan H. Kadish, E. Neil Moore
    Pages 37-50
  4. Gust H. Bardy, Fernando Coltorti, Tom D. Ivey, Robert Stewart, H. Leon Greene
    Pages 67-96
  5. Melvin M. Scheinman, G. Thomas Evans Jr.
    Pages 149-161
  6. Fred Morady, Melvin M. Scheinman
    Pages 163-174
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-207

About this book


The field of catheter ablation has grown In a rather helter-skelter fashion. Ablative techniques were applied in patients before basic bioelectric and cellular electrophysiologic effects were fully defined. Since the introduction of this technique into clinical medicine in 1982, happily, a wealth of basic information has become available, and it was thought prudent to summarize existing data in the form of a text. The purpose of this text is to provide for a concise summary of both the basic and clinical experiences to date. It was simply not possible to include chapters from many workers who have made outstanding contributions in this area. For this, I offer my profound apolo­ gies. I do wish, however, to acknowledge the outstanding work of Drs. Bharati and Lev who provided us with a sound understanding of the histolo­ gic effects of various energy delivery systems. Their seminal observations allowed us to bring this technique to clinical fruition.


Ablation arrhythmia electrophysiology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Melvin M. Scheinman
    • 1
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-8990-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-1765-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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