© 1993

Rate Adaptive Cardiac Pacing

  • Eckhard Alt
  • S. Serge Barold
  • Karl Stangl
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. The Evolution of Bradycardia Pacing

  3. Basic Concepts

  4. Clinical and Functional Characteristics of Sensors Used for Rate-Adaptive Pacing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. H. G. Mond
      Pages 98-110
    3. K. Stangl, E. Alt
      Pages 120-127
    4. E. Alt, K. Stangl, H. Theres
      Pages 128-136
    5. A. F. Rickards, W. Boute, M. J. S. Begemann
      Pages 137-140
    6. I. Singer, B. M. Steinhaus, J. Kupersmith
      Pages 141-151
  5. Electrocardiography of Rate-Adaptive Pacemakers

About these proceedings


"Rate Adaptive Cardiac Pacing" provides a comprehensive overview of this most advanced form of stimulating the heart by means of cardiac pacemakers that vary the pacing rate according to the needs of the patients. The heart rate is controlled by one or several sensors that detect various parameters such as respiration,blood temperature, oxygen saturation, intracardiac pressure, QT interval, stroke volume andbody activity. Besides describing the clinical and functional characteristics of these various sensors, the book also gives a clear understanding of hemodynamic aspects and in particular, all clinical issues of importance such as indications for rate adaptive pacing and selection of the appropriate patients for rate adaptive pacemakers, with many ECG samples. The book also covers new concepts in rate adaptive pacing such as single lead atrial synchronous pacing and the combination of various sensors, which are among the most recent developments in the field. With contributions from the most wellknown experts in the field from allover the world, this book is the first publication to cover all the hemodynamic, clinical and technical aspects of rate adaptive cardiac pacing.


ECG Samples EKG-Muster Hemodynamic Aspects Sensor Combination Sensorkombinationen arrhythmia cardiac pacing electrocardiogram (ECG) electrocardiography heart heart rate hemodynamics pacemaker respiration stroke

Editors and affiliations

  • Eckhard Alt
    • 1
  • S. Serge Barold
    • 2
  • Karl Stangl
    • 3
  1. 1.I. Medizinische Klinik, Klinikum rechts der IsarTechnische Universität MünchenMünchen 80Germany
  2. 2.Genesee HospitalUniversity of Rochester School of Medicine and DentistryRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Bereich Medizin (Charité)Humboldt-Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Rate Adaptive Cardiac Pacing
  • Editors Eckhard Alt
    S.Serge Barold
    Karl Stangl
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-54051-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-76651-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-76649-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 331
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Cardiology
    Cardiac Surgery
    Vascular Surgery
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