Indications for Pacing: The Cardiologist’s Perspective
This discussion of indications for implantation of cardiac pacemakers is subdivided into three parts. First, we consider arrhythmias and disturbances of conduction for which pacing therapy is indicated. Second, diagnostic tests and procedures which are used prior to pacemaker implantation are discussed. Finally, we address the issue of which pacemaker should be chosen for a particular pacing indication.
KeywordsPermanent Pacemaker Sick Sinus Syndrome Sinus Node Dysfunction Versus Block Chronotropic Incompetence
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