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Pacemaker and Their Function

  • Guy Fontaine
  • Yves Grosgogeat
  • Jean-Jacques Welti
  • Bernard Tardieu
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Part of the The Tardieu Series book series (TARD, volume 2)

Abstract

In unipolar stimulation one cardiac electrode is used, the other being either the metal casing or one of the sides of the pacemaker. The cardiac electrode is always negative as it gives the lowest threshold, that is to say the weakest stimulus to start ventricular depolarisation.

Keywords

Temporary Pace Ventricular Depolarisation Pace Stimulus Spontaneous Rhythm Pacemaker Electrode 
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Copyright information

© Tardieu 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Guy Fontaine
    • 1
  • Yves Grosgogeat
    • 2
  • Jean-Jacques Welti
    • 3
  • Bernard Tardieu
  1. 1.Laboratory of Clinical ElectrophysiologyLa Salpêtrière and Fernand-Widal HospitalsParisFrance
  2. 2.La Salpêtrière HospitalParisFrance
  3. 3.Fernand-Widal HospitalParisFrance

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