April 10, 1991

Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside

Author Affiliations

Baylor College of Medicine Veterans Affairs Medical Center Houston, Tex

Baylor College of Medicine Veterans Affairs Medical Center Houston, Tex


by Douglas P. Zipes and Jose Jalife, 1034 pp, with illus, $130, ISBN 0-7216-1408-6, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1990.

JAMA. 1991;265(14):1881. doi:10.1001/jama.1991.03460140109039

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This book by Drs Zipes and Jalife contains complete and up-to-date information on cardiac electrophysiology. The two chief authors, together with 253 contributors, present fresh, original material, stimulating discussions, and the latest therapeutic measures for a broad range of topics in cardiovascular electrophysiology and disturbances. The book stands out as a unique publication in medicine and cardiology.

The gem-packed text has 12 parts, each with three to 20 chapters, that present discussions of molecular physiology and single-channel activity; cellular electrophysiology and impulse propagation; morphological correlations; nervous control; presentation and course of arrhythmias and syndromes; diagnostic studies; and therapy.

During the current period of explosive growth in scientific information, many new books on various medical topics would have to be revised or updated almost as soon as they appeared in print. Skirting traditional practice, the editors of this book have devised an innovative approach by inviting their contributing authors to share