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.
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.
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