Interventional cardiac electrophysiology has undergone a rapid development in technique and application in recent years. New 3-dimensional techniques have been proposed for catheter navigation in the heart but, an up-to-date X-ray guide is still indispensable for the correct positioning of catheters in the different cardiac chambers. An Atlas of Radioscopic Catheter Placement presents fundamental knowledge about radiographic anatomy of the heart and some advices to correctly move and rotate the catheters, in a concise and clear manner.
With interventional cardiac electrophysiology such a rapidly developing field, this concise and clear book presents fundamental knowledge about the radiographic anatomy of the heart, as well as sound advice on how to correctly move and rotate the catheters.
An Atlas of Radioscopic Catheter Placement is unique, and has been conceived as a handy reference guide for students, interventional cardiologists, nurses and electrophysiology technicians. It includes plenty of schemes and X-ray images, and every EP correct catheter positioning is explained step by step through detailed descriptions of the necessary manoeuvres, including some "trucks" brought about by the experience.
Section I. Brief review of the radioscopic anatomy of the heart.-Section II. Electrophysiology.-Chapter 1: The electrophysiological study.-Diagnostic catheters.- Atrial catheter.-Hissian catheter.-Ventricular catheter: apex and outflow tract.- Coronary sinus catheter.-Chapter 2: Ablation of right atrial arrhythmias.-2.1 Ablation catheters.-AV nodal re-entrant tachycardia.-AV nodal modulation and ablation.-Typical atrial flutter.-Right accessory pathways.-Chapter 3: Ablation of left atrial arrhythmias.-Retroaortic maneuver.-Transseptal puncture.-Left accessory pathways.-Chapter 4: Atrial fibrillation ablation.-Pulmonary veins angiography.-Catheter positioning in the left atrium with single transseptal puncture.-Pulmonary veins isolation.-Linear lesion.-Chapter 5: Ventricular tachycardia ablation.- Bundle branch re-entry tachycardia.-Right ventricular outflow tract tachycardia.-Idiopathic left ventricle tachycardia.-Post-ischemic ventricular tachycardia.-Section III. Cardiac Pacing.-Chapter 1: PM/ICD-Defibrillator.-Pacing and defibrillation leads.-Atrial lead placement.-Ventricular lead placement.-Chapter 2: Biventricular PM/ICD-Defibrillator.-Coronary sinus anatomy.-Left ventricular lead placement.-Chapter 3: Lead extraction.-Lead extraction technique.-Section IV. Commented bibliography.