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Book review

December 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:133

Book review

Dewi E Thomas

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Editors: Burri H, Deharo J-C, Israel C Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015 ISBN: 978-0-19-872777-4 Price: £59.99 This case-based study guide for implantable device troubleshooting is composed of 70 ‘real-life’ cases involving pacemakers, implantable cardio-defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) devices. It is aimed at all physicians and physiologists involved in the management of patients with implantable devices, and is the first in a series of specialist ‘handbooks’ produced by the European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA). As such it particularly geared towards those sitting the EHRA affilia

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May 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:144-7

Antibiotic prophylaxis for permanent pacemaker implantation: an observational study of practice in England

Jamal Nasir Khan, Veeran Subramaniam, Christopher Hee, Neeraj Prasad, James M Glancy

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March 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:75

Handbook of cardiac electrophysiology

Paul R Roberts

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Editors: Natale A, Wazni O Publisher: Informa Healthcare, London, 2007 ISBN: 184184620 Price: £110 There are sections on implantation techniques for pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronisation devices (CRT). The latter is an excellent introduction to the practical aspects of asessing the patient, implanting and extracting devices. A good section of the book details the approach to interventional electrophysiology including basic principles behind diagnostic electrophysiology testing and catheter ablation of the most commonly encountered arrhythmias. The handbook also has comprehensive coverage of

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January 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:23-8

Implantable cardiac devices – past, present and future

Telal O Mudawi, Gerald C Kaye

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Introduction The basis of modern cardiac pacing can be traced to the early nineteenth century, which saw the first hesitant development of cardiac electrostimulation.1,2 The nineteenth century concluded with a flurry of publications3 confirming that the heart could be reliably stimulated both directly, in open-chest dogs and, indirectly, in humans, via large electrodes placed over the praecordial area and on the back. In 1869 external electrical energy applied to the praecordium of a patient with tachycardia resulted in a slowing and regularising of the rhythm, probably the first reported case of external cardioversion.4,5 1871 saw the first

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