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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. 1971;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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