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Edited by Damir Erkapic, Tamas Bauernfeind .

or tachycardia (VF/VT) plays a prominent role in mortality since several decades. The 
invention of cardiac defibrillation proved to be a decisive step in the therapy and 
prophylaxis of SCD. As internal cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) therapy became widely 
available, a continuous development followed in the number and type of leads, 
programming capabilities and differential algorithms of these devices. Indications for ICD 
therapy also underwent consecutive changes and actualizations. However, several 
important issues concerning contraindications, possible complications, perioperative 
management including anticoagulation and antibiotic therapy, and the programming and 
follow-up of ICD devices are much less discussed in the available guidelines. In this book 
we tried to round up practical advices and protocols from colleagues working in the USA,
Canada, Jordan, Portugal, Spain, France, Italy and Germany. We hope that you will find this 
book helpful for cardiologists and electrophysiologists to keep their knowledge “up-todate”.

Editor: Dr. Damir Erkapic, M.D.
University of Giessen and Marburg,
Kerckhoff Heart and Thorax Center,
Bad Nauheim, Germany
Co-editor: Dr. Tamas Bauernfeind, M.D.
SRH Zentralklinikum Suhl gGmbH
Internal Medicine I
Suhl, Germany

Contents :

Preface VII .
Section 1 External Cardiac Defibrillation 1
Chapter 1 Principles of External Defibrillators 3
Hugo Delgado, Jorge Toquero, Cristina Mitroi, Victor Castro and Ignacio Fernández Lozano

Section 2 Principals of Internal Cardiac Defibrillation 27
Chapter 2 Defibrillation and Cardiac Geometry 29
Dan Blendea, Razvan Dadu and Craig A. McPherson

Section 3 Worth Knowing About Indication, Long-Term Benefit, Challenges, and Monitoring of ICD Therapy 43
Chapter 3 Sudden Death in Ischemic Heart Disease 45
Elisabete Martins
Chapter 4 Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators in Sudden Cardiac Death Prevention: What Guidelines Don't Tell 59
Marzia Giaccardi, Andrea Colella, Giovanni Maria Santoro, Alfredo Zuppiroli and Gian Franco Gensini
Chapter 5 Long-Term Benefit and Challenges of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Therapy 79
Damir Erkapic and Tamas Bauernfeind
Chapter 6 ICD in the Era of Telecardiology 93
J. Taieb, J. Bouet, R. Morice, J. Hourdain, B. Jouve, Y. Rahal, T. Benchaa, H. Khachab, O. Rica and C. Barnay

Section 4 ICD Implantation Procedure 107
Chapter 7 ICD and PM Implantation Procedure: Relevant Periprocedural Issues 109
Joern Schmitt
Chapter 8 Defibrillator Threshold Testing 121
Munir Zaqqa
Section 5 Tipps and Tricks in ICD Programming 135
Chapter 9 Tachycardia Discrimination Algorithms in ICDs 137
Martin Seifert
Chapter 10 Current Issues in ICD SVT-VT Discrimination: Pacing for SVT-VT
Discrimination 161
Kevin A Michael, Damian P Redfearn and Mark L Brown
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