Medicine » Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

Current Issues and Recent Advances in Pacemaker Therapy

Edited by Attila Roka, ISBN 978-953-51-0703-3, 286 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published August 17, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/2618

Patients with implanted pacemakers or defibrillators are frequently encountered in various healthcare settings. As these devices may be responsible for, or contribute to a variety of clinically significant issues, familiarity with their function and potential complications facilitates patient management. This book reviews several clinically relevant issues and recent advances of pacemaker therapy: implantation, device follow-up and management of complications. Innovations and research on the frontiers of this technology are also discussed as they may have wider utilization in the future. The book should provide useful information for clinicians involved in the management of patients with implanted antiarrhythmia devices and researchers working in the field of cardiac implants.