By S. Yen Ho, Sabine Ernst
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This hugely visible instruction manual integrates cardiac anatomy and the cutting-edge imaging ideas utilized in modern catheter or electrophysiology laboratory, guiding readers to a entire realizing of either basic cardiac anatomy and the buildings linked to complicated center disease.
good equipped, simply navigable, and fantastically illustrated in a panorama layout, this targeted textual content invitations the reader on a visible intracardiac trip through wonderful photographs and schematic illustrations, together with such imaging modalities as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, radiography, and 3D mapping. each one bankruptcy the electrophysiology viewpoint with specific descriptions of the anatomic beneficial properties appropriate to a large choice of arrhythmias, including:
- Supraventricular tachycardias
- Atrial fibrillation
- Ventricular arrhythmias
With an outline of basic cardiac anatomy, congenital malformations, usual catheter positioning, and capability pitfalls, Anatomy for Cardiac Electrophysiologists presents an excellent origin and fast reference for trainees as they arrange for the realities of the catheter laboratory in addition to a superb refresher for skilled operators.
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The coronary sinus itself is invested in a muscular sleeve of varying extent, fading out toward its continuation with the great cardiac vein. There are also fine bridges connecting the remnant of the vein of Marshall to the left atrium. 14). Although coronary veins are usually superficial to arteries, crossovers between arteries and veins are not uncommon. When deploying catheters or wires in superficial veins, the operator should be aware that the side of the venous wall farthest from the ventricular wall is thin and unprotected by muscle.
Superimposition onto the live 2D fluoroscopy monitors allows the operator to visualize the contrasted chamber. 3 F IG U r Various projections of a rotational fluoroscopy acquisition of the left atrium during timed contrast injection via a pigtail catheter positioned in the main pulmonary artery (PA). The pink dotted line depicts the mitral annulus. Ao = aorta; AP = anteroposterior; LA = left atrium; LAO and RAO = left and right anterior oblique, respectively; LL and RL = left and right lateral, respectively; LV = left ventricle.
Sites of maximal output stimulation that captured the phrenic nerve are marked in light red. Fortunately, no capture of the phrenic nerve could be achieved in the area marked with the box, allowing for a safe ablation within the critical isthmus of the reentrant circuit. 3). It passes in front of the root of the lung to reach the diaphragm adjacent to the lateral border of the entrance of the inferior caval vein. 4) renders it vulnerable to damage when ablations are carried out to isolate right pulmonary veins in atrial fibrillation or for inappropriate or reentrant sinus tachycardia.