Cardiac EP Recommended Reading List

The following texts are recommended by IBHRE as possible resources for exam preparation. The lists below are not exclusive as other texts may also prove useful for the purpose of exam preparation. By listing the texts below, IBHRE does not imply that all texts should be consulted in preparation for the exam. Familiarity with any or all of these texts does not guarantee successful completion of the exam.

Cardiac Electrophysiology Core Reading List Recommendations for the Physician and Allied Professional

Updated 2017

  1. Ho, RT. Electrophysiology of Arrhythmias: Practical Images for Diagnosis and Ablation. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2010.
  2. Sra, JS, Akhtar, M. eds. Practical Electrophysiology. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing; 2014.
  3. Saksena, S. ed. Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology: A Multidisciplinary Approach. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing; 2015.
  4. Ellenbogen, KA, Tung, R, Frankel, D, Guha, P, Ho, R. Essential Concepts of Electrophysiology through Case Studies: Intracardiac EGMS. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing; 2015.
  5. Klein, GJ, et. al. Electrophysiological Maneuvers for Arrhythmia Analysis. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing; 2014.
  6. Estes, NA, Waldo, AL. eds. Atrial Fibrillation: A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Improving Patient Outcomes. vol. 4. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing; 2015.
  7. Podrid, P, et. al. Podrid's Real-World ECGS: A Master's Approach to the Art and Practice of Clinical ECG Interpretation. vols. 3-6. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing; 2016.
  8. Andrade, JG, Bennett, MT, Deyell, MW, Hawkins, N, Krahn, AD, Macle, L, Nattel, S. The Clinical Electrophysiology Handbook. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing; 2016.
  9. Purves, PD, Klein, GJ, Leong-Sit, P, Yee, R, Skanes, AC, Gula, LJ, Krahn, AD. Cardiac Electrophysiology: A Visual Guide for Nurses, Techs, and Fellows. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing; 2011.
  10. Friedman, PA, Tempel, ND, Mulpuru, SK, Cha, YM, Asirvatham, SJ, Hayes, DL. A Case-Based Approach to Pacemakers, ICDs, and Cardiac Resynchronization: Questions for Examination Review and Clinical Practice. vol 3. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing; 2016.
  11. Klein, GJ, Gula, LJ, Leong-Sit, P, Manlucu, J, Purves, PD, Skanes, AC, Tang, ASL, Yee, R. Strategies for ECG Arrhythmia Diagnosis: Breaking Down Complexity. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing; 2016.
  12. Ellenbogen KA, ed. Tung R, Guha PK, Leffler J, Oakeson KD. Essential Concepts of Electrophysiology and Pacing Through Case Studies. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing; 2014.
  13. Al-Ahmad A, Callans DJ, Hsia HH, Natale A, Oseroff O, Wang PJ, eds. Hands-On Ablation: The Experts' Approach. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing; 2013. 
  14. Braunwald E, Bonow R, Libby P (eds). Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 8th edition. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders, 2007.
  15. Ellenbogen, KA, and Wood,MA. Cardiac Pacing and ICDs, 5th edition. Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 
  16. Fogoros R. Electrophysiologic Testing. 4th edition. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2006. 
  17. Hayes D, Friedman P. Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach, 2nd edition. Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 
  18. Huang SK, Wood MA. Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders, 2006. 
  19. Josephson M. Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Techniques and Interpretations. 4th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008. 
  20. Prystowsky E and Klein G. Cardiac arrhythmias. An Integrated Approach for the Clinician. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1994. 
  21. Shenasa M, Hindricks G, Borggrefe M, Breithardt G. Cardiac Mapping.  3rd edition.  Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley-Blackwell.  2009. 
  22. Sweesy MW, Holland JL, Smith KW. Basic Clinical Electrophysiology. Simpsonville, SC: Cardiac Device Consultants, Inc. 2006. 
  23. Wilber D, Packer D, Stevenson W. Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias: Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications. 3rd edition. Hoboken NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 
 

Pediatric Module Core Text (Physician EP Exam only):

Walsh EP, Saul JP, Triedman J (eds.). Cardiac Arrhythmias in Children and Young Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 2001.

 

Extended Reading List

  1. Ellenbogen KA, ed. Tung R, Guha PK, Leffler J, Oakeson KD. Essential Concepts of Electrophysiology and Pacing Through Case Studies. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing; 2014. 
  2. Al-Ahmad A, Callans DJ, Hsia HH, Natale A, Oseroff O, Wang PJ, eds. Hands-On Ablation: The Experts' Approach. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing; 2013.
  3. Braunwald E, Bonow R, Libby P (eds). Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 8th edition. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders, 2007.
  4. Cohen TJ, Practical Electrophysiology, 2nd Edition. Malvern PA: HMP Communications. 2009. 
  5. Epstein A et al. 2012 ACCF/AHA/HRS Focused Update of the 2008 Guidelines for Device-Based Therapy of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities, 2012. 
  6. Ellenbogen, KA, and Wood,MA. Cardiac Pacing and ICDs, 5th edition. Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 
  7. Fisch C. Electrocardiography of Arrhythmias. Philadelphia, PA: Lea & Febiger, 1990. 
  8. Fogoros R. Electrophysiologic Testing. 4th edition. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 2006.
  9. Gatzoulis MA, Webb GD, Daubeney PEF. Diagnosis and Management of Adult Congenital Heart Disease. New York, NY: Churchill Livingstone, 2003 (Chapters 16-18).
  10. Grubb B and Olshansky B. Syncope: Mechanisms and Management, 2nd edition, Armonk, NY: Futura Publishing Co., 2005. 
  11. Hayes D, Friedman P. Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation and Resynchronization: A Clinical Approach, 2nd edition. Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 
  12. Hayes D, Asirvatham S. Dictionary of Cardiac Pacing, Defibrillation, Resynchronization and Arrhythmias 2nd edition. Minneapolis, MN: Cardiotext Publishing, 2007. 
  13. Huang SK, Wood MA. Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders, 2006. 
  14. Hummel JD, Kalbleisch SJ, Dillon J. Pocket Guide for Cardiac Electrophysiology. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders, 2000.
  15. Issa Ziad, Miller JM, Zipes DP. Clinical Arrhythmology and Electrophysiology: A Compantion to Braunwald’s Heart Disease. 1 ed. Saunders, 2008. 
  16. Josephson M. Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Techniques and Interpretations. 4th edition. Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2008. 
  17. Klein G, Prystowsky E. Clinical Electrophysiology Review. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1996. 
  18. Kost M. Moderate Sedation/Analgesia. 2nd edition. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company, 2004. 
  19. Marriott H. Advanced Concepts in Arrhythmias. 3rd edition. St. Louis, MO: CV Mosby, 1998.
  20. Murgatroyd, F, Krahn, AD, Yee R, Skanes A, Klein GJ. Handbook of Cardiac Electrophysiology: A Practical Guide to Invasive EP Studies and Catheter Ablation. 1st Edition. Remedica Publishing, 2002. 
  21. Naccarelli G (ed). EPSAP II, Electrophysiology Self-Assessment Program. Baltimore, MD: Produced by the American College of Cardiology and Jointly Sponsored by NASPE, 2000. 
  22. Podrid PJ and Kowey RP. Cardiac Arrhythmia: Mechanisms, Diagnosis, and Management, 2nd edition. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 2001. 
  23. Prystowsky E and Klein G. Cardiac arrhythmias. An Integrated Approach for the Clinician. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill, 1994. 
  24. Rodeman BJ. Conscious Sedation During Electrophysiology Testing and Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America, 9(3): 313-324, 1997. 
  25. Shenasa M, Hindricks G, Borggrefe M, Breithardt G. Cardiac Mapping.  3rd edition.  Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley-Blackwell.  2009.
  26. Tawara S. The Conduction System of the Mammalian Heart: An Anatomico-Histological Study of the Atrioventricular Bundle and the Purkinje Fibers. River Edge, New Jersey: World Scientific Pub. Co, 2000. 
  27. Wilber D, Packer D, Stevenson W. Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias: Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications. 3rd edition. Hoboken NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2008. 
  28. Zipes DP, DiMarco JP, Gillette PC et al. Guidelines for Clinical Intracardiac Electrophysiologic and Catheter Ablation Procedures. ACC/AHA Task Force Report. Circulation, 92: 673-691, 1995. 
  29. Zipes DP, Jalife J (eds). Cardiac Electrophysiology: From Cell to Bedside. 5th edition. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders Company, 2009.
 

Pediatric EP Texts (Extended List for Physician EP Exam only)

  1. Allen HD, Driscoll DJ, Shaddy RE, Feltes TF (eds). Moss and Adams’ Heart Disease in Infants, Children and Adolescents. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer / Lippincot Williams & Wilkins, 2008 (Part III: Electrophysiology, Chapters 10-15; Part IV: Therapeutic Methods, Chapter 17).
  2. Berger S, Campbell RM, Karpawich PP (eds). Sudden Death in the Young: Symposium Proceedings. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 32, Issue Supplements 2, pp. 1-298, 2009.
  3. Deal BJ, Johnsrude CL, Buck SH (eds). Pediatric ECG Interpretation: An Illustrative Guide. Austin, TX: Futura Publishing, 2004.
  4. Deal BJ, Wolff GS, Gelband H. Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Management of Arrhythmias in Infants and Children. Austin, TX: Futura Publishing, 1998.
  5. Keane JF, Flyer DC, Lock JE. Nadas’ Pediatric Cardiology. 2nd Edition. Philadelphia, PA: W.B. Saunders & Co, 2006 (Chapters 12 & 29).
  6. Maron BJ, Chaitman BR, Ackerman MJ, et al. Working Groups of the American Heart Association Committee on Exercise, Cardiac Rehabilitation, and Prevention; Councils on Clinical Cardiology and Cardiovascular Disease in the Young. Recommendations for physical activity and recreational sports participation for young patients with genetic cardiovascular diseases. Circulation. 2004 Jun 8;109(22):2807-16.
  7. Saul JP, Epstein AE, Silka MJ, et al; American College of Cardiology; American Heart Association; Heart Rhythm Society; Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society. Heart Rhythm Society/Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society Clinical Competency Statement: training pathways for implantation of cardioverter-defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices in pediatric and congenital heart patients. Heart Rhythm. 2008 Jun;5(6):926-33.
  8. Walsh EP, Saul JP, Triedman J (eds.). Cardiac Arrhythmias in Children and Young Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins, 2001.
  9. Walsh EP, Saul JP, Triedman J (eds.). Current Concepts of Pediatric Electrophysiology. Baltimore, MD: Lippincot, Williams & Wilkins, 2001: 301-317.