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Current Indications of Pacemaker Therapy

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

Abstract

The indications of pacemaker therapy have greatly increased as a result of the findings in longitudial studies of large series of patients (1,2) showing not only that the Stokes-Adams syncope and the associated risk of sudden death may be prevented on a long-term basis, but also that the quality of life of the patients may be improved by sparing them the unpleasant symptoms caused by bradycardia (3). This has been allied with technical innovations which have increased the reliability of both the power units and their leads. The implantation of permanent pacemakers has become a well-regulated and almost always successful procedure in trained hands. When problems do arise (lead dislodgement, infection) simple remedies applied in time are nearly always effective.

Keywords

Sinus Node Atrioventricular Block Right Bundle Branch Block Complete Atrioventricular Block Permanent Pace 
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