JOHN B. KOSTIS, M.D.; WILLIAM FEARN, M.D.
A new method accurately (2 msec, 0.2 beats/minute) measures the cycle length of artificial pacemakers with the conventional electrocardiograph and the 60-Hz AC interference artifact. The measurements are easily performed by a technician in less than 10 minutes and, in the absence of pacemaker clinic facilities, may be used to predict pacemaker battery failure in most currently manufactured models.
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KOSTIS JB, FEARN W. Accurate Electrocardiographic Measurement of the Rate of Artificial Pacemakers. Ann Intern Med. 1973;78:711–713. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-5-711
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(5):711-713.
Cardiology, Rhythm Disorders and Devices.
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