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Pacemaker principles

Jonathan Timperley, Paul Leeson, Andrew RJ Mitchell, Andrew RJ Mitchell and Timothy Betts

in Pacemakers and ICDs

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198571322
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725821 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198571322.003.0001

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks

Pacemaker principles

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History of devices - Anatomy of the conducting system - Conduction system physiology - Anatomy of the venous system - Pacemaker components - Pacing leads - Sensing - Pacing - Pacing mode nomenclature - Pacemaker modes - Pacemakers and the ECG - Indications for permanent pacemaker implantation: AHA/ACC/ESC guidelines - Sinus node dysfunction - AV node/His–Purkinje disease - AV node/His–Purkinje disease: indications for pacing - Neurally mediated (vasovagal) syncope and carotid sinus hypersensitivity - Atrial fibrillation prevention - Post cardiac surgery - Cardiomyopathies - Ventricular arrhythmias and pacing - Syncope of unknown origin - Choice of pacing mode

Chapter.  8850 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine

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