Fundamentals of Cardiac Pacing

  • Hilbert J. Th. Thalen
  • Claude C. Meere

Part of the Developments in Cardiovascular Medicine book series (DICM, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Hilbert J. Th. Thalen
    Pages 1-22
  3. Guy Fontaine
    Pages 57-78
  4. Anthony F. Rickards
    Pages 109-126
  5. Claude Meere, Jacques Lespérance
    Pages 127-169
  6. Mariusz J. Stopczyk
    Pages 171-180
  7. David L. Bowers
    Pages 181-188
  8. Wilson Greatbatch
    Pages 189-210
  9. Harry G. Mond, Lyndel Sutton, J. Greame Sloman
    Pages 211-235
  10. Victor Parsonnet, George H. Myers, Marjorie Manhardt
    Pages 237-255
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 257-261

About this book


The VIth World Symposium on Cardiac Pacing in Montreal 1979 opened with a course, meant to be an introduction for newcomers and an updating re­ fresher and link between the various fields of knowledge needed by experienced persons for cardiac pacing. Invited guest lecturers were selected for their world recognized expertise in the individual subjects. This book is a collection of the various presentations on historical, clinical, electrophysiological and technical aspects of cardiac pacing. Together they cover the fundamentals of cardiac stimulation. We hope that this book may become an introductory guide to the field of cardiac pacing and that it may contribute to a better understanding of the pacemaker system and a better treatment of the pacemaker patient. Claude C. Meere Hilbert J. Th. Thalen ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The editors of 'Fundamentals on Cardiac Pacing' acknowledge the under­ standing and support of their families, during the long nocturnal hours and weekends during which this book was prepared. A special note of appreciation is extended to our secretaries, especially Mrs. Carolyn Gaarenstroom-Arriens and Miss Katrien Schuurman for their 'emergency typing' and Miss Lynn Bacon and Mr. Boudewijn Commandeur from Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, who succeeded in completing the book in time for the Montreal meeting. Only those involved are able to realize the importance of their contribution. CONTRIBUTORS David L. Bowers, B.S.E.E., Vitarel Inc. San Diego, California, U.S.A. Guy Fontaine, M.D., Groupe Hospitalier, Pitie-Salpetriere, Paris, France.


anatomy cardiac pacing electrophysiology heart pacemaker physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Hilbert J. Th. Thalen
    • 1
  • Claude C. Meere
    • 2
  1. 1.GroningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.MontrealCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1979
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9336-5
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9334-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0166-9842
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