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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2010 Vol.11 No.8 P.634-638


Pacing technology: advances in pacing threshold management

Author(s):  Chu-pak Lau, Chung-wah Siu

Affiliation(s):  Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Corresponding email(s):   cplau@hkucc.hku.hk

Key Words:  Pacemaker, Threshold management, Autocapture

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Chu-pak Lau, Chung-wah Siu. Pacing technology: advances in pacing threshold management[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2010, 11(8): 634-638.

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Over the last five decades, pacemaker therapy has undergone remarkable technological advances with increasing sophistication of pacemaker features. However, device longevity has remained one of the major issues in pacemaker design ever since the first endocardial pacing lead implantation in 1958. In addition to various hardware design to enhance device longevity, software-based solutions to minimize pacing energy and yet with good safety margin have also been developed. Together with desire and need of fully automatic pacing system in increasingly busy pacemaker clinic, several manufacturers have introduced different automatic threshold management algorithm. This article summarizes the current state-of-the-art management in pacing threshold in the modern pacemakers.

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2010-08-03 20:35:23

pacing technology is a very useful method. Recommend


2010-08-03 20:18:14

very interesting paper. It introduces a novel pacing technology. Worth recommending

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