• Borys Surawicz
  • C. Pratap Reddy
  • Eric N. Prystowsky

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 28)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Basic Mechanisms and Classification

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-5
    2. Lawrence H. Frame, Brian F. Hoffman
      Pages 7-36
    3. Leonard S. Gettes
      Pages 37-54
    4. Menashe B. Waxman, Robert W. Wald
      Pages 67-102
  3. Supraventricular Tachycardias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-130
    2. Bolivar Portillo, Liaqat Zaman, Agustin Castellanos
      Pages 159-172
    3. Borys Surawicz, C. Pratap Reddy
      Pages 199-211
    4. Albert L. Waldo, Vance J. Plumb, Richard W. Henthorn
      Pages 213-229
    5. Philippe Coumel
      Pages 231-244
  4. Ventricular Tachycardias

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 259-262
    2. Harvey L. Waxman, Mark E. Josephson
      Pages 263-282
    3. Leonard N. Horowitz, Mark E. Josephson
      Pages 283-291
    4. Eric N. Prystowsky, Douglas P. Zipes
      Pages 293-309
  5. Underlying Conditions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-317
    2. Ehud Krongrad, Allan J. Hordof
      Pages 319-354
    3. J. Thomas Bigger Jr., James Coromilas
      Pages 355-371
    4. William J. McKenna, Dennis M. Krikler
      Pages 373-385
    5. Charles Fisch
      Pages 399-406
    6. Elwyn A. Lloyd, Borys Surawicz
      Pages 407-422
  6. Approaches to Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 423-429
    2. Russell G. McAllister Jr., Walter A. Shank Jr.
      Pages 461-470
    3. Philippe Coumel
      Pages 491-502
    4. Ole-Jorgen Ohm, Eric L. Michelson, Leonard S. Dreifus
      Pages 513-533
    5. Mark H. Schoenfeld, Jeremy N. Ruskin, Hasan Garan
      Pages 551-560
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 561-676

About this book


Although the remarks that follow are based can be induced in a completely healthy heart by a relatively minor perturbation, on my reading not of the volume itself, but on my reading of the table of contents and namely, an electrical stimulus delivered in the vulnerable period. On the other hand, it of the editors' comments on each of the main sections of the book, it is clear that this is a very rare event, since during a lifetime synthesis is a timely one that shows how of 70 years, the average human heart con­ much we have learned in the past 30 years tracts and relaxes some 2. 5 billion times about tachyarrhythmias. This book also sets without developing persistent ventricular the stage for further research. New insights fibrillation. That an event so easily induced into the cellular basis for the generation of in a normal heart should occur so rarely is arrhythmias, new studies of fibrillation, an intriguing fact that seems worth bearing deeper investigations of the role of the ner­ in mind as we continue to investigate this fascinating phenomenon.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Borys Surawicz
    • 1
  • C. Pratap Reddy
    • 2
  • Eric N. Prystowsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Indiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.College of MedicineUniversity of KentuckyLexingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9787-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-2827-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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