Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers

  • Fernando Silveira
  • Denis Flandre
Part of the The Springer International Series in Engineering and Computer Science book series (SECS, volume 758)


Microelectronic technology is steadily contributing to the development of medical therapies and diagnostic aids. Many of these developments follow the general trend towards low-power and low-voltage circuits of electronic systems, in order to satisfy the voltage requirements of sub-micron technologies, as well as the need for portable terminals and heat dissipation management in complex chips. Nevertheless, the medical device field where the quest for realizing minimum consumption circuits and devices has been the most intense is still the area of active implantable devices.


Functional Electrical Stimulation Cardiac Pacemaker Implantable Device Stimulation Pulse Sense Channel 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fernando Silveira
    • 1
  • Denis Flandre
    • 2
  1. 1.Universidad de la República and CCC S.A.MontevideoUruguay
  2. 2.Université catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgium

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