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Minerva Cardioangiologica 2010 December;58(6):677-90

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Contemporary issues in cardiac pacing

Smith P.N.

Marshfield Clinic, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Marshfield, WI, USA


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This article addresses current pacing practices and issues. Pacing, sensing, sensing amplifiers, and pacing leads are discussed. Cardiac resynchronization is reviewed. Issues of ventricular pacing avoidance, pacemaker lead infections, ionizing radiation effects on pacing and pacing issues after deterioration and expiration of the patient are considered.

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