Category Archives: Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM)

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Pacemaker Implant Anatomy – Step-by-Step (Part 5)

Alternate Pacing Sites The Atrium The traditional site of pacing from atrial appendage is often used when patients receive a permanent pacemaker. Although this site is sufficient to correctly depolarise the atrium the corresponding mechanical contraction may differ significantly from that of intrinsic conduction and may lead to conduction delays .In the atrium pacing sites…

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Inside Pacemakers and ICD's

Pacemakers and ICD’s – What’s in the Can?

Today’s permanent pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are truly marvels of medical science. The complex timing cycles and fundamental algorithms that are programmed into these “small wonders” are the result of extensive research – as well as some trial-and-error over the years. Devices have two main parts to their generator: a header and a…

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Home Monitoring – for ICD’s and Pacemakers

Patients with implantable devices including pacemakers and implantable defibrillators (ICD) require regular clinical and technical assessment of their devices. In the UK, these patients are currently followed-up in the pacing and ICD clinic. Patients usually, attend in person for annual or bi-annual visits. In some exceptional cases, for example where a battery is ageing, technical…

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