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Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation

  • Henry H. Hsia
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Abstract

After reading this chapter you should be able to do the following: Be familiar with the coding of implantable pacemakers and implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). Understand the basic operations of implantable devices. Be familiar with the indications of implantable pacemakers and ICDs. Be familiar with the indications for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). Be able to systematically evaluate possible device malfunctions. Be able to better manage patients with implantable devices.

Keywords

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Antiarrhythmic Drug Implantable Device Complete Heart Block Supraventricular Arrhythmia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Henry H. Hsia
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  1. 1.Department of Cardiovascular MedicineStanford University Medical CenterStanfordUSA

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