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Cardiac Pacemakers

Biological Aspects, Clinical Applications and Possible Complications

Edited by Mart Min

Tallinn University of Technology

Clinical usage of artificial pacing dates back to 1958, when the battery powered cardiac pacemakers became available. Modern implantable pacemakers are the complicated electronic devices operating 10 years continuously without battery exchange. Though the development of devices is not a primary topic of the book, certain efforts towards developing of biologic pacemakers through tissue engineering and studying of cell synchronization are discussed. The main attention is paid to implementations of pacemakers in different medical situations oriented towards widening the clinical indications for implanting the cardiac pacemakers. New methods and devices in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) have received particular attention. Placing of pacing electrodes has been treated soundly. Furthermore, emerging of complexities and complications in new clinical situations and other safety problems have been discussed thoroughly. The authors have derived the used information from their own clinical practice and experiences of their medical colleagues. These and other pragmatic features can be acknowledged as the most valuable asset of the book.

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Cardiac PacemakersBiological Aspects, Clinical Applications and Possible ComplicationsEdited by Mart Min

Published: September 6th 2011

DOI: 10.5772/815

ISBN: 978-953-307-639-3

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6467-8

Copyright year: 2011

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40549 Total Chapter Downloads

6 Crossref Citations

8 Web of Science Citations

11 Dimensions Citations


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1. Biologic Pacemaker - Role of Gene and Cell Therapy in Cardiac Arrhythmias

By Hadi A.R. Hadi Khafaji


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2. Coherent Resonant Properties of Cardiac Cells

By A. Chorvatova and D. Chorvat Jr


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3. Clinical Applications of Pacemakers in Patients with Bradycardia and Other Specific Conditions

By Guillermo Llamas-Esperón, Vitelio Mariona, Santiago Sandoval-Navarrete and Rocío Muñoz-Sandoval


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4. Permanent Cardiac Pacing in Adults with High Grade Atriovetricular Block and Preserved Left Ventricular Function: Optimal Mode and Site of Pacing

By Ouali Sana


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5. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy: Lead Positioning and Technical Advances

By Karl Mischke and Christian Knackstedt


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6. Implantable Loop Recorder in Clinical Practice

By Dominique Babuty, Bertrand Pierre, Nicolas Clémenty, Bénédicte Lallemand, Olivier Marie and Laurent Fauchier


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7. Pacemaker Following Adult Cardiac Surgery

By Silvero Miriam, Browne Leonardo and Solari Gabriel


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8. Early Complications After Pacemaker Implantations

By Kabayadondo Maidei Gugu and de Meester Antoine


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9. Lead Extraction in Congenital Heart Disease Patients – Indications, Technique and Experience

By Philip Chang, Miguel Salazar, Michael Cao and David Cesario


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