The Pacemaker Clinic of the 90’s

Essentials in Brady-Pacing

  • N. M. Van Hemel
  • F. H. M. Wittkampf
  • H. Ector

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 175)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. The Anatomical Electrical Interface

    1. Fred H.M. Wittkampf
      Pages 13-31
  3. Considerations Before Implant of a Pacemaker

    1. Rob van Mechelen, Karel den Dulk, Hein J. J. Wellens
      Pages 55-72
    2. Jonathan C. Pitts Crick
      Pages 73-79
  4. Prevention of Pacemaker Complications

    1. Jo J. A. M. T. Defauw, Norbert M. van Hemel, Emile R. Jessurun
      Pages 81-93
    2. Peter van der Kemp, Lex Bakema
      Pages 95-122
    3. Berry M. van Gelder, Frank A. L. E. Bracke
      Pages 123-165
  5. Miscellaneous Aspects

    1. Margreet Th. E. Bink-Boelkens, Gertie C. M. Beaufort-Krol
      Pages 215-226
    2. Hugo Ector, Giorgio A. Feruglio
      Pages 227-237
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 255-270

About this book


Since the first pacemaker implantation in October 1958 by Senning and Elmqvist in Sweden, cardiac pacing for bradycardia has become a well-established therapy. The impressive growth of clinical experience and the rapid development of pacemaker devices have greatly contributed to this situation. The electrical therapy appears to be so easy that insertion of the lead and its connection to the pacemaker generator requires little effort, skill or insight. However, after implantation a patient's condition seldom remains stable, which requires a flexible pacing program to cover all new cardiac events, and broad insight from clinician and technical colleagues.
The Pacemaker Clinic of the 90's teaches anatomical and electrophysiological aspects of pacing, supports the prevention of complications, and points to new developments in the field. Apart from classical indications for cardiac pacing, the book discusses the validity of the latest indications, supporting the cardiologist and the associated professional in selecting the appropriate pacing mode and pacemaker follow-up in individual patients. The Pacemaker Clinic of the 90's will be a helpful companion for years to come.


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Editors and affiliations

  • N. M. Van Hemel
    • 1
  • F. H. M. Wittkampf
    • 2
  • H. Ector
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of CardiologySt. Antonius HospitalNieuwegeinThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Heart Lung InstituteUniversity Hospital UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  3. 3.Department of CardiologyUniversity Clinic GasthuisbergLeuvenBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4154-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0347-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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