How to face ‘the faces’ of Cardiac Pacing

  • Erik Andries
  • Pedro Brugada
  • Roland Stroobandt

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 129)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Erik Andries, Hilde Willems, Sinan Gürsoy, Paul Nellens, Marc Goethals, Pedro Brugada
    Pages 1-21
  3. Pedro Brugada, Sinan Gürsoy, Jacob Atié, Marc Goethals, Günter Steurer, Hilde Willems et al.
    Pages 23-28
  4. Luc de Roy
    Pages 29-40
  5. A. John Camm, Clifford J. Garratt
    Pages 119-126
  6. Roland Stroobandt, Roger Willems, Alfons Sinnaeve
    Pages 127-137
  7. Marc Goethals, Willy Timmermans, Roger Willems, Erik Andries, Roland Stroobandt
    Pages 139-181
  8. Luc Jordaens, Patrick Vertongen, Etienne van Wassenhove, Denis L. Clement
    Pages 183-190
  9. Jean François Leclercq, Isabelle Denjoy, Antoine Leenhardt, Philippe Coumel
    Pages 191-207
  10. Morton M. Mower, Seah Nisam
    Pages 209-214
  11. Andre Waleffe
    Pages 215-220
  12. Roland Stroobandt, Roger Willems, Alfons Sinnaeve
    Pages 221-227
  13. Pedro Brugada, Francis Wellens, Paul Nellens, Sinan Gürsoy, Jacob Atié, Gunter Steurer et al.
    Pages 229-239
  14. Hein Heidbüchel, Hugo Ector
    Pages 241-254
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 267-274

About this book


How to face 'the faces' of cardiac pacing represents an editor's compiled selection of lectures on cardiac pacing and electrophysiology. Electrical stimulation of the heart is an ever-changing and, at times, explosive field. The number of implanting centres is growing tremendously and pacing is not exclusively confined to arrhythmologists. Therefore, the editors attempted to organize a course being both practical in daily clinical management and instructive in understanding technical concepts. The glossary of terms have to be clearly understood before one is able to interpret the complex electrocardiograms of DDD and especially DDDR pacemakers. Those electrocardiograms have to be approached in a system­ atic way, using a step-by-step analysis. The main clinical symptom requiring pacemaker implantation is syncope. It cannot be over-emphasized that syncope is a clinical diagnosis merely based on history and physical examination. The organization of a pacemaker follow-up clinic depends on local facilities and needs. The effectiveness of pacing controls markedly increases when using a systematic approach. Repeated optimal adjustment of pro­ grammable functions is part of the control. Antiarrhythmic drugs are loosing popularity in the treatment of tachy­ arrhythmias. Nonpharmacologic treatment (antitachypacing, implantable defi­ brillators and antiarrhythmic surgery) at the present time have definite indications, probably expanding in the future. When complexity in electronic devices increases, repercussions on ex­ penses, either by the government or social and private insurances, needs consideration.


arrhythmia cardiac pacing cardiology care diagnosis electrocardiogram (ECG) electrocardiogram (ECG) implant implantat implantation pacemaker patients therapy treatment

Editors and affiliations

  • Erik Andries
    • 1
  • Pedro Brugada
    • 1
  • Roland Stroobandt
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of CardiologyO.L.V. HospitalAalstBelgium
  2. 2.Department of CardiologySt Jozef HospitalOostendeBelgium

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5139-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-2582-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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