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The Artificial Pacemaker: A Historical Overview

  • J. Anthony GomesEmail author
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Abstract

Since the advent of electricity, it was postulated that control of the heartbeat could potentially save countless lives. But artificially pacing the heart remained a dream for most of human history. In this chapter, the author discusses the contributions of several pioneers in the field of cardiac pacing from the mid-twentieth century to today.

Keywords

Pacemaker Hymanotor Transcutaneous pacemaker Wearable pacemaker Implanted pacemaker Atomic pacemaker Leadless pacemaker Grass stimulator 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Icahn School of MedicineMount Sinai HospitalNew YorkUSA

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