Preface Introduction Chapter 1. Normal and Abnormal Heart Function Chapter 2. Types of Devices Chapter 3. Before Your Device Procedure Chapter 4. Inside the Procedure Room Chapter 5. What Next? After Your Procedure Chapter 6. Follow-up Care Chapter 7. Possible Complications Chapter 8. The Shocking Truth Chapter 9. Living with a Device Chapter 10. Other Important Issues Appendix 1: Patient Resources Online Appendix 2: Understanding Abbreviations for Devices Glossary
David L. Hayes, MD, FACC, FHRS, a consultant for the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and professor of medicine in the College of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has lectured worldwide and is the author of multiple publications on cardiac pacing and defibrillation, including the widely read Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation: A Clinical Approach, and A Case-Based Approach to Pacemakers, ICDs, and Cardiac Resynchronization. Rebecca S. Fallon, MS, is a certified cardiac device specialist focusing on customer education for a major cardiac device manufacturer. Her Master's degree is in Clinical and Health Psychology, with a focus on cardiac device patients and families. Matthew D. Noble, BS, is first and foremost a cardiac device patient who has written about his experiences in One Beat at a Time: Living with Sudden Cardiac Death. He is also a certified cardiac device specialist who spent more than 10 years as a technical expert for a major cardiac device manufacturer.