Lege Artis Medicinae

[Pacemaker therapy - New indications]

VERESS Gábor

APRIL 20, 2003

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2003;13(03)

[This article details the classical and newer clinical applications of pacing, i. e. the use of permanent pacing for patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, dilated cardiomyopathy, prevention of atrial fibrillation and pacing in long QT syndrome. The cornerstone of definitive pacemaker therapy is the establishement of correct indication and the optimal selection of pacemaker modality which significantly improve the quality of life of patients. The use of combinations of sensors balancing the strengths and weakness of each represents a logical step toward the optimization of rate responsing pacing. Reliable automatic functions have been incorporated in modern pacemakers to improve the efficiency and quality of life of patients.]

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