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Aspects of Pacemakers

Functions and Interactions in Cardiac and Non-Cardiac Indications

Edited by Oliver Vonend

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Germany


Outstanding steps forward were made in the last decades in terms of identification of endogenous pacemakers and the exploration of their controllability. New "artifical" devices were developed and are now able to do much more than solely pacemaking of the heart. In this book different aspects of pacemaker - functions and interactions, in various organ systems were examined. In addition, various areas of application and the potential side effects and complications of the devices were discussed.

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Aspects of PacemakersFunctions and Interactions in Cardiac and Non-Cardiac IndicationsEdited by Oliver Vonend

Published: September 15th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/845

ISBN: 978-953-307-616-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6488-3

Copyright year: 2011

Books open for chapter submissions

27835 Total Chapter Downloads

3 Crossref Citations

2 Web of Science Citations

4 Dimensions Citations


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1. Novel Approaches in Hypertension Treatment - Modulation of the Sympathetic Overactivity

By Sebastian A. Potthoff, Lars-Christian Rump and Oliver Vonend


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2. MicroRNAs as Possible Molecular Pacemakers

By Emanuela Boštjančič and Damjan Glavač


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3. Atrio-Ventricular Block-Induced Torsades de Pointes: An Update

By Chevalier Philippe and Scridon Alina


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4. Ultradian Rhythms Underlying the Dynamics of the Circadian Pacemaker

By Carolina Barriga-Montoya, Pablo Padilla-Longoria, Miguel Lara-Aparicio and Beatriz Fuentes-Pardo


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5. Non-Ultradian Cardiac Rhythms: Circadian Regulation of the Heart

By Stephen Karaganis


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6. Cardiac Resynchronization in Mildly Symptomatic Heart Failure Patients

By Paolo Pieragnoli, Giuseppe Ricciardi, Gemma Filice, Antonio Michelucci and Luigi Padeletti


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7. Infections of Permanent Transvenous Pacemakers - Etiology, Medical Treatment and Optimal Surgical Techniques

By Maria A. Gutierrez-Martin, Juan Gálvez-Acebal, Omar A. Araji, Nuria Miranda-Balbuena and Jose M. Barquero


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8. Infections of Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices: Etiology, Prevention and Treatment

By Cosimo Chelazzi, Valentina Selmi, Luca Vitali and Angelo Raffaele De Gaudio


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9. Clinical Concerns and Strategies in Radiation Oncology

By Michael S. Gossman


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10. Pacemakers in the Upper Urinary Tract

By Antonina Di Benedetto, Salvatore Arena, Francesco Arena, Carmelo Romeo, Piero Antonio Nicòtina and Carlo Magno


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11. Role of Pacing in Neurally Mediated Syncope

By Vikas Kuriachan and Robert Sheldon


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