Atrial Fibrillation

From Bench to Bedside

  • Andrea Natale
  • José Jalife

Part of the Contemporary Cardiology book series (CONCARD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction: Epidemiology of Atrial Fibrillation and Impact on Health System

    1. Benzy J. Padanilam, Eric N. Prystowsky
      Pages 3-11
    2. Thomas M. Maddox, Ira S. Nash, Valentin Fuster
      Pages 13-26
    3. John Meulet, Mohamed Kanj, David O. Martin
      Pages 27-33
  3. Pathophysiology, Molecular Mechanisms, and Genetics of Atrial Fibrillation

    1. Joachim R. Ehrlich, Pierre Coutu, Yung-Hsin Yeh, Xiaoyan Qi, Stanley Nattel
      Pages 37-56
    2. Ramon Brugada, Stefan Kääb
      Pages 69-76
    3. Chung-Chuan Chou, Peng-Sheng Chen, Shien-Fong Lin
      Pages 101-113
    4. Youhua Zhang, Todor N. Mazgalev
      Pages 115-131
  4. Medical Treatment in Atrial Fibrillation

    1. Carlo Stuglin, D. George Wyse
      Pages 147-168
    2. Boris S. Lowe, Mina K. Chung, Allan L. Klein
      Pages 169-183
    3. Adrian Baranchuk, Carlos A. Morillo, Martin Thoenes, Rodolpho Ventura, Stuart J. Connolly
      Pages 185-195
  5. Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

    1. David Cesario, Osamu Fujimura, Aman Mahajan, Noel G. Boyle, Kalyanam Shivkumar
      Pages 209-221
    2. Pierre Jais, Mark O' Neill, Meleze Hocini, Frederic Sacher, Nicolas Derval, Jacques Clementy et al.
      Pages 237-244
    3. Mauricio Arruda, Claude Elayi, Jose Carlos Pachon, Andrea Natale
      Pages 245-253
    4. Mohamed Kanj, Atul Verma, Dimpi Patel, Robert Schweikert
      Pages 255-274
    5. Adam Shapira, David J. Wilber
      Pages 275-290
  6. Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation

    1. A. Marc Gillinov, Adam E. Saltman
      Pages 309-322
    2. Patrick M. McCarthy, Jane Kruse
      Pages 323-332
  7. Imaging, Technologies, and Associated Arrhythmias

    1. Hsuan-Ming Tsao, Shih-Ann Chen
      Pages 341-347
    2. Hakan Oral, Fred Morady
      Pages 349-362
    3. Hiroshi Nakagawa, Katsuaki Yokoyama, Hiroshi Aoyama, Sara Foresti, Jan V. Pitha, Ralph Lazzara et al.
      Pages 363-383
    4. Walid Saliba, Sabine Ernst, Vivek Reddy, Karl-Heinz Kuck
      Pages 385-396
    5. Sumeet K. Mainigi, Edward P. Gerstenfeld, David J. Callans
      Pages 401-426
  8. Future Directions in Atrial Fibrillation

    1. Mithilesh K. Das, Anil V. Yadav, Douglas P. Zipes
      Pages 429-443
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 445-453

About this book


Advancements in the treatment and prevention of Atrial Fibrillation are presented in this important new book. Atrial Fibrillation affects approximately 2.5 million individuals in the United States and is projected to affect 15 million individuals by 2050. In Atrial Fibrillation: From Bench to Bedside, the reader is provided with the latest information that is critically important in the daily care and for the potential cure of patients with Atrial Fibrillation. Each chapter deals with a different aspect of Atrial Fibrillation and was authored by internationally recognized experts in the evolving field of cardiac electrophysiology. This book is a single source that provides a multi-perspective look at and approach to Atrial Fibrillation. Because Atrial Fibrillation is so prevalent and affects all areas of medicine, the information in this book will be useful to cardiologists, cardiac surgeons, researchers, and all those in the medical field.


Ablation Cardiac arrythmia Cardiac electrophysiology Catheter ablation Surgical ablation anatomy atrial fibrillation electrophysiology genetics inflammation pathophysiology physiology prevention surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Natale
    • 1
    • 2
  • José Jalife
    • 3
  1. 1.Arrhythmia InstituteSt. David's Medical CenterAustinUSA
  2. 2.Division of CardiologyStanford UniversityPalo AltoUSA
  3. 3.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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