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The field of cardiac pacing is still expanding rapidly. A book that draws from the extensive experience of leaders in the field and emphasizes technical considerations is a welcome contribution.
The material is divided into three sections: history, indications, and electrophysiology; electronics; and methods. The first section is plagued with imprecision (the definition of threshold differs from that given in the glossary of terms), terminological blunders ("unipolar dipole"), useless illustrations, and a turgidity of syntax that hampers comprehension. A serious defect is the inadequate development of "Indications for Pacemaking" (Chapter 2). For example, this chapter treats the topic of "Multifocal
Principles and Techniques of Cardiac Pacing.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:806. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-806_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):806.
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