© 1975

Engineering in Medicine

Volume 1: Advances in Pacemaker Technology

  • Max Schaldach
  • Seymour Furman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. Principles and Techniques of Cardiac Pacing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. S. Effert, H. J. Bisping, W. Irnich
      Pages 3-10
    3. H. Dittrich, R. Achatzy
      Pages 25-53
    4. B. Parker, S. Furman
      Pages 55-72
  3. Clinical Experience with Various Pacing Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. L. Bette, P. Doenecke, G. Rettig, R. Flöthner
      Pages 75-90
    3. J. Witte, L. Dressler, G. Schröder, G. H. von Knorre
      Pages 99-120
    4. J. Bredikis, A. Dumcius, R. Zebrauskas, E. Vaicekavicius, P. Stirbys
      Pages 133-143
    5. P. Kalmar, K. v. Bally, N. Bleese, J. Kitzing, H.-J. Krebber, P. Pinich et al.
      Pages 153-174
  4. Patient Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. S. Furman, D. J. W. Escher
      Pages 177-194
    3. R. Leutschaft
      Pages 195-223
    4. A. Schaudig, M. Zimmermann, R. Thurmayr, E. Kreuzer, B. Reichert
      Pages 225-238
  5. Stimulation Electrodes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239

About this book


After more than a decade of successful application of cardiac pace­ makers in the therapy of cardiac rhythm disorders, technological and clinical experience has reached a level, at which a technical survey of this field should be of general interest and might promote the further improvement of pace­ maker therapy. The papers contained in this book were presented at the International Symposium on Advances in Pacemaker Technology, held at Erlangen on Sep­ tember 26 and 27,1974 under the auspices of the Societas Physica Medica Erlangensis. One of the traditional aims of the Societas has been the advance­ ment of diagnosis and therapy by the adaptation of medical skill to modern technology and scientific engineering conceptions. The major objective of this book is to present, in expanded form, the lectures given by internationally known basic and clinical researchers in the field of artificial pacing of the heart and to make that information available to a wider public. The experience discussed covers the principles and main methods of pacing using implantable and external, fixed rate, R-wave or P-wave triggered pacemakers with electrodes placed in the myocardium either surgically or transvenously, and powered by zinc-mercury oxide or rechargeable batteries. Particular emphasis was put on problems of pressing importance at the present time, such as the increase of pacemaker longevity with lithium­ iodide and nuclear-powered batteries or improved electrodes, as well as the postoperative management of a steadily increasing number of pacemaker patients.


diagnosis heart management medicine technology therapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Max Schaldach
    • 1
  • Seymour Furman
    • 2
  1. 1.Zentralinstitut für Biomedizinische Technik der Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen/NürnbergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Montefiore Hospital and Medical CenterBronxUSA

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