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Modern Pacemakers

Present and Future

The book focuses upon clinical as well as engineering aspects of modern cardiac pacemakers. Modern pacemaker functions, implant techniques, various complications related to implant and complications during follow-up are covered. The issue of interaction between magnetic resonance imaging and pacemakers are well discussed. Chapters are also included discussing the role of pacemakers in congenital and acquired conduction disease. Apart from pacing for bradycardia, the role of pacemakers in cardiac resynchronization therapy has been an important aspect of management of advanced heart failure. The book provides an excellent overview of implantation techniques as well as benefits and limitations of cardiac resynchronization therapy. Pacemaker follow-up with remote monitoring is getting more and more acceptance in clinical practice; therefore, chapters related to various aspects of remote monitoring are also incorporated in the book. The current aspect of cardiac pacemaker physiology and role of cardiac ion channels, as well as the present and future of biopacemakers are included to glimpse into the future management of conductions system diseases. We have also included chapters regarding gut pacemakers as well as pacemaker mechanisms of neural networks. Therefore, the book covers the entire spectrum of modern pacemaker therapy including implant techniques, device related complications, interactions, limitations, and benefits (including the role of pacing role in heart failure), as well as future prospects of cardiac pacing.

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Modern PacemakersPresent and FutureEdited by Mithilesh M Das

Published: February 14th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/556

ISBN: 978-953-307-214-2

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6423-4

Copyright year: 2011

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359732 Total Chapter Downloads

27 Crossref Citations

52 Web of Science Citations

97 Dimensions Citations


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1. Information Technology Aspects of Integrated Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management

By Dieter Hayn, Hannes Kumpusch, Rene Labenbacher, Robert Modre-Osprian and Günter Schreier


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2. Different Automatic Mode Switching in DDDR Pacemakers

By Maurizio Santomauro, Carlo Duilio, Carla Riganti, Paolo Di Mauro, Gennaro Iapicca, Luca Auricchio, Alessio Borrelli and Pasquale Perrone Filardi


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3. Advanced Techniques for CRT Implantation

By Béla Merkely, Levente Molnár, Szabolcs Szilágyi and László Gellér


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4. The Alternative Atrial Pacing Sites

By Jacek Gajek, Przemysław Skoczyński and Agnieszka Sławuta


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5. Left Ventricular Endocardial Pacing Techniques as an Alternative for Ineffective Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy and the Role of Acute Hemodynamic Evaluation

By Berry M. van Gelder, Patrick Houthuizen, Mike G. Scheffer, Lukas Dekker and Frank A. Bracke


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6. Pacing Therapy in Infants and Children with Congenital and Acquired Complete Atrioventricular Block: Optimal Pacing Strategies, Management, and Follow-up

By Floris E.A. Udink ten Cate and Narayanswami Sreeram


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7. Advantages of Right-Sided Implantation of Permanent Cardiac Pacemakers Performed by a Surgeon

By Davor Horvat


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8. Telemonitoring of the Pacemakers

By Umashankar Lakshmanadoss, Abrar Shah and James P Daubert


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9. Remote Monitoring in Patients with Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators: New Perspectives for Complex Therapeutic Management

By Axel Müller, Thomas M. Helms, Hans-Jürgen Wildau, Jörg Otto Schwab and Christian Zugck


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10. Remote Monitoring of Implantable Pacemaker, Cardioverter Defibrillator, and Cardiac Resynchronizer

By Milton E. Guevara-Valdivia and Pedro Iturralde Torres


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11. Interaction between the RF Field of MRI Apparatus and Pacemakers

By Stefano Pisa, Paolo Bernardi and Emanuele Piuzzi


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12. Adverse Interactions between ICD and Permanent Pacemaker Systems

By Dirk Bastian and Klaus Fessele


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13. Electromagnetic Interference of the Pacemakers

By Umashankar Lakshmanadoss, Priya Chinnachamy and James P Daubert


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14. Magnetic Resonance Imaging with MR Conditional Cardiac Pacemakers

By Josef Vymazal, Aaron Rulseh, Miloš Táborský and Radovan Žáček


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15. Complications of Pacemaker Implantation

By Michele Schiariti, Mariateresa Cacciola and Paolo Emilio Puddu


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16. Common Pacemaker Problems: Lead and Pocket Complications

By Enes Elvin Gul and Mehmet Kayrak


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17. Conduction Disturbances after the Superior Septal Approach for Mitral Valve Repair

By Yoshio Misawa, Shin-ichi Ohki, Yuichiro Kaminishi, Yasuhito Sakano, Kei Aizawa, Tsutomu Saito, Hiroaki Konishi and Arata Muraoka


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18. Complication of Pacemaker Implantation: An Atrial Lead Perforation

By Kenji Sadamatsu


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19. Cardiac Perforation Associated with a Pacemaker or ICD Lead

By Seil Oh


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20. Long-Term Consequences of Endocardial Leads Present in Cardiovascular System

By Barbara Małecka


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21. Pacing System Malfunction: Evaluation and Troubleshooting

By Majid Haghjoo


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22. Infections of Permanent Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators

By Metallidis Symeon and Pilalas Dimitris


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23. Pacemaker and Network Mechanisms of Neural Rhythm Generation

By Thomas Nowotny and Mikhail I. Rabinovich


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24. Network of Gut Pacemaker Cells: Spatio-Temporal Evaluation of Electrical Activity by Use of Microelectrode Array

By Shinsuke Nakayama, Mizuki Taniguchi and Hong-Nian Liu


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25. Possible Role or Respiratory Pacemaker Neurons in the Generation of Different Breathing Patterns

By Peña-Ortega F


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26. Diaphragmatic Pacemaker

By Salim Surani


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27. Optical Techniques for Future Pacemaker Technology

By Yasuaki Kumamoto, Nicholas Isaac Smith, Katsumasa Fujita, Jun Ando and Satoshi Kawata


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28. Creation of a Biopacemaker: Lessons from the Sinoatrial Node

By A. Dénise den Haan, Arie O. Verkerk and Hanno L. Tan


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29. Advances in Research on Pacemaking Function of Interstitial Cell of Cajal in Gastrointestinal Tract

By Wen-Xie Xu


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30. Biological Pacemaker – Main Ideas and Optimization

By Han-Gang Yu and Yen-Chang Lin


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31. The Functional Role of Chloride Channels in Cardiac Pacemaker Activity

By Zheng Maggie Huang and Dayue Darrel Duan


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32. The Funny Current in Cardiac Non-Pacemaker Cells: Functional Role and Pharmacological Modulation

By Laura Sartiani, Elisabetta Cerbai and Alessandro Mugelli


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