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The Foundations of Cardiac Pacing. Part I: An Illustrated Practical Guide to Basic Pacing

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Sutton Richard, Bourgeois Ivan. . 345 pages. Mount Kisco, New York: : Futura Publishing Company Inc.; 1991.. $65.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1991;115(10):836. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-115-10-836_3
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Cardiac pacing has evolved into a discipline that encompasses elements of electrophysiology, surgery, and biomedical engineering. This book is intended to be "a fundamental and practical guide to provide physicians, technicians, and nurses with a thorough understanding of pacing in all its aspects."

Chapters on basic and clinical electrophysiology do a credible job of summarizing these topics, with discussion of rhythm disturbances and diagnostic procedures in the electrophysiology laboratory. The chapter, "What is a Pacemaker" includes discussions of pacemaker and lead construction, pacemaker function, pacemaker follow-up, and principles of electrical engineering. The presentation of pacemaker sensing is excellent, as are


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