1. History and Development of Pacing
2. Basic Principles of Cardiac Pacemakers' Technology
3. Heart Anatomy and Physiology
4. Cardiac Rhythm Disorders, Pharmacological Treatment
5. Pacing Modes
6. Indications for Implantable System Treatment
8. Pacing Systems
9. Pacemaker Timing
10. Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators
11. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
12. Implantation, Explantation, and Replacement of Devices and Leads
13. Patient Follow-Ups
14. Electromagnetic Compatibility and Technical Requirements
Über den Autor
Senior Clinical Specialist with Boston Scientific and lecturer and participator of the research project at VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Department of Cybernetics and Biomedical Engineering
Development in a majority of medicine branches today is based on technological advancement. This is the case in cardiology, where medical devices designed to correct heart rhythm - pacemakers, cardioverters-defibrillators and biventricular systems - are implanted in order to help a sick heart.
Medical pacing devices today are only developed and produced globally by a several producers who make different technical solutions, algorithms, system parameters etc.
The book Implantable Cardiac Devices Technology is targeted at biomedical, clinical engineers, technicians in practice, students of biomedical disciplines, and all medical staff who are required to understand the basics of pacing technology. The book is comprised of fourteen chapters that are further subdivided according to specific topics. Chapters dealing with basic heart anatomy, physiology and arythmology are included for the sake of comprehensiveness.
Chapters avoid the description of special functions, but cover general procedures and parameters common for the systems of all producers.
The book is intended to serve as a monothematic textbook. In order to make the text comprehensible and well arranged for a reader, references to professional literature are only provided once in a respective chapter.
This book covers the history and design of pacemakers as well as recent advances in pacing technology
Chapters avoid the description of special functions, but cover general procedures and parameters common for the system of all producers
Serves as a monothematic textbook