Mart Min

Tallinn University of Technology

Dr. Mart Min has been Professor and Leading Scientist at Thomas Johann Seebeck Department of Electronics, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia, since 1992. He received his PhD degree in Measurement Science from Kiev Polytechnic, Ukraine, in 1984. From 1992 to 1993, he was with Munich Technical University and the Bundeswehr University in Munich, Germany. During 2007-2010, Dr. Min joined the Institute of Bioprocessing and Analytical Measurement Technique, Germany. His interests include measurement and processing of bio-signals, such as developing of pacemakers for St. Jude Medical (USA). He has publications and patents in the field. Dr. Min is Senior Member of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. He has retired from his Professor Emeritus position in 2017, but he continues the research in biomedical electronics, including bioimpedance based noninvasive evaluation of aortic blood pressure curve and detection of pathogens.

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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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