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By Hilbert J. Th. Thalen M.D. (auth.), J. Warren Harthorne M.D., Hilbert J. Th. Thalen M.D. (eds.)

On Friday, the eighth of October 1976, a sooner or later Symposium on Cardiac Pacing, supported by means of a tutorial provide from Vitatron clinical, was once held on the Sheraton Boston inn in Boston, Massachusetts. The cause of the Organizing Committee was once to supply a focused review of assorted facets of cardiac pacemaker expertise starting from ancient points, symptoms, electrode layout, strength resources, engineering options, detection of malfunction and fol­ lowup of implanted structures. a glance into destiny tendencies was once additionally emphasised. The viewers consisted of physicians from all elements of the us with a distinct curiosity in pacemaker platforms. Their reviews, questions, and outline in their personal studies, which arose through the dialogue interval on the finish of this system, prolonged the breadth of the data supplied. J . WARREN HARTHORNE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT The editors of this Colloquium on Cardiac Pacing (J. W. H. and H. J. Th. T. ) ac­ wisdom the sufferer figuring out and aid in their other halves, Christa and lise in the course of the lengthy hours at evening and weekends in which those lawsuits have been made prepared for ebook. a distinct be aware of appreciation is prolonged to Dr. Harthorne's secretary, leave out Stephanie Ann Murray, who transcribed the unique tape-recorded shows and typed and retyped the various corrected models thereafter - all kept away from grievance and with final strong humor. CONTENTS Foreword . five J. WARREN HARTHORNE, M. D. individuals . nine Early heritage of Cardiac Pacing. II HILBERT J. TH. THALEN, M. D.

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Another advantage is the ease of removal, especially in the case of an infected electrode which is much easier with an endocardial electrode whereas with a myocardial electrode another thoracotomy is necessary. The post operative hospital stay is a little bit variable. We now have our patients staying in the hospital about five to seven days after a primary endocardial implantation. It also seems that convalescence from an endocardial implant is ENDOCARDIAL MYOCARDIAL EASE OF INSERTION -- -- = -- ~ STABiliTY OF POSITION - EARLY -lATE PO MORTALITY ~ PATIENT ACCEPTANCE ~ THRESHOLD STABILITY - SHORT TERM - LONG TERM EASE OF REMOVAL POST-OP HOSPITAL STAY OVERAll COST FLEXIBILITY ---- ~ ~ PO MORBIDITY -- ~- - - ~ ~ ~ ~ - Figure 5.

1 II Reliability I . I --~ 'Iii -- 1. I. ' - '-- iiiO~ II I .... ~ .... , '. A, Relative merits of ventricular (demand or standby) stimulation versus atrial stimulation. dependability of ventricular pacemaker electrodes is greater with today's technology. However in individual situations, the physiologic advantages of a properly timed atrial transport mechanism may outweigh the differences in lead system stability. A clinical case in point is demonstrated in Figs. 4 and 5. The patient was an 85 year old lady with Stokes Adams attacks due to sinus node dysfunction.

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