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Current Issues and Recent Advances in Pacemaker Therapy

Edited by Attila Roka

Massachusetts General Hospital, United States of America

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.

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Current Issues and Recent Advances in Pacemaker TherapyEdited by Attila Roka

Published: August 17th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2618

ISBN: 978-953-51-0703-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7023-5

Copyright year: 2012

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63111 Total Chapter Downloads

5 Crossref Citations

5 Web of Science Citations

14 Dimensions Citations


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1. Techniques of Permanent Pacemaker Implantation

By Majid Haghjoo


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2. Interventional and Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques Facilitating Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy

By Bela Merkely, Levente Molnar and Attila Roka


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3. Electrocardiographic Troubleshooting of Implanted Cardiac Electronic Devices

By Attila Roka


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4. Strategies and Pacemaker Algorithms for Avoidance of Unnecessary Right Ventricular Stimulation

By D. Bastian and K. Fessele


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5. Implanted Devices and Atrial Fibrillation

By Federico Guerra, Michela Brambatti, Maria Vittoria Matassini and Alessandro Capucci


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6. Complications of Pacemaker Implantation

By Jeffrey L. Williams and Robert T. Stevenson


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7. Device-Related Endocarditis and Infected Leads Extraction: The Dark Side of The Moon

By Michele Rossi, Giuseppe Musolino, Giuseppe Filiberto Serraino and Attilio Renzulli


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8. Mechanism and Management of Pacing Lead Related Cardiac Perforation

By Sanjay Kumar, Haidar Yassin, Opesanmi Esan, Adam S. Budzikowski and John T. Kassotis


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9. Intravascular Lead Extractions: Tips and Tricks

By Spyridon Koulouris and Sofia Metaxa


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10. Emergencies of Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

By Baris Bugan


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11. Nonlinear Cardiac Dynamics

By Charles L. Webber, Jr.


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12. Mobile and Wireless Technologies on Sphygmomanometers and Pulsimeters for Patients with Pacemakers and Those with Other Cardiovascular Diseases

By Ching-Sung Wang and Teng-Wei Wang


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13. Phrenic Nerve Pacing: Current Concepts

By Jorge F. Velazco, Shekhar Ghamande and Salim Surani


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