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AuthorRawles, John. author
TitleAtrial Fibrillation [electronic resource] / by John Rawles
ImprintLondon : Springer London, 1992
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-1898-5
Descript XII, 243p. 109 illus. online resource

CONTENT

1 The Cardiac Conducting System and Its Autonomic Control -- Anatomy of the Conducting System -- Autonomic Innervation of the Heart -- 2 The Pathophysiology of Atrial Fibrillation -- Pathology -- The Electrophysiology of Atrial Fibrillation -- The Ventricular Response in Atrial Fibrillation -- The Role of the Autonomic Nervous System in Atrial Fibrillation -- Fibrillatory Waves in Atrial Fibrillation -- The Brody Phenomenon in Atrial Fibrillation -- The QT Interval in Atrial Fibrillation -- Atrial Fibrillation and the Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome -- Aberration in Atrial Fibrillation -- 3 Models of the Atrioventricular Node -- The Electrophysiological Model of the Atrioventricular Node -- Analogue Models of the Atrioventricular Node -- Mathematical Models of the Atrioventricular Node in Atrial Fibrillation -- The Atrioventricular Node as a Biological Oscillator -- More Electrophysiological Phenomena: Ventricular Extrasystoles -- Phase Resetting: An Achilles Heel -- 4 The Measurement of Cardiac Output in Sinus Rhythm and Atrial Fibrillation -- Assessment of Cardiac Function -- The Assessment of Cardiovascular Function -- Measuring Volumetric Cardiac Output by the Fick Method. -- The Indirect Fick Technique -- Thermodilution -- Reproducibility of Thermodilution -- Measurement of Cardiac Output by Echocardiography and Doppler Ultrasound -- Linear Cardiac Output -- Expectations of Linear Cardiac Output -- Comparison between Thermodilution and Doppler Ultrasound -- Application of Linear Cardiac Output Measurement to Atrial Fibrillation -- Average Stroke and Minute Distance in Atrial Fibrillation -- Beat-to-Beat Measurement of Stroke Output -- 5 The Haemodynamics of Atrial Fibrillation: The Development of a Model of Left Ventricular Function -- The Relationship Between Time and Volume of the Pulse -- Derivation of a Mathematical Model of Left Ventricular Function -- The Physiological Basis for the Mathematical Model of Left Ventricular Function -- Application of the Mathematical Model of Left Ventricular Function -- Haemodynamic Consequences of Atrial Fibrillation -- Endocrine Consequences of Atrial Fibrillation -- 6 The Haemodynamics of Atrial Fibrillation: The Effect of Ventricular Rate on Cardiac Output -- Further Information from Multiple Regression Analysis -- The Ventricular Rate for Maximum Cardiac Output -- What is Meant by โ{128}{156}Controlโ{128}{157} of Ventricular Rate? -- 7 The Use of the Haemodynamic Model of Atrial Fibrillation for Evaluating Drug Action -- More Haemodynamic Profiles -- Additional Haemodynamic Data Derived from Stroke Distance -- A Pilot Study of the Effect of Enoximone in Atrial Fibrillation -- A Placebo Controlled Trial of Enoximone and Digoxin in Atrial Fibrillation -- Conclusions -- 8 The Autonomic Control of Ventricular Rate in Atrial Fibrillation -- Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia -- Measurement of Baroreflex Function -- A Systems Approach to Heart Rate Control -- Conclusions -- 9 Clinical Aspects of Atrial Fibrillation -- Epidemiology -- Aetiology -- Thromboembolism -- 10 The Management of Atrial Fibrillation -- Presentation -- Control of Ventricular Rate -- Cardioversion -- Chemical Cardioversion and Prevention of Atrial Fibrillation -- Anticoagulant Therapy -- The Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome -- New and Experimental Techniques in Atrial Fibrillation Pacing -- Appendix. A Simple Computer Model of the Electrophysiological System of the Heart, Considering the Sinoatrial and Atrioventricular Nodes as Sine Wave Oscillators


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