US counterpoint to chapter 23

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Chapter 23 is a thorough and succinct review of current management practice for patients with an implantable pacemaker. Implantable cardiac devices can be divided into those that have algorithms to treat or address rhythm disorders and/or cardiac timing and those that monitor pressures. Cardiac rhythm management devices include pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators, cardiac resynchronization devices, and implantable loop recorders. The implantable hemodynamic monitor, an implantable device that has been studied for measuring intracardiac pressures, is currently not approved in the United States. The authors' recommendations on cardiac pacemaker use and follow-up are based on the published guidelines from experts at the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association, the North American Society of Pacing and Electrophysiology (1), as well as their own recognized extensive clinical experience. The chapter is applicable to both physicians and other health care providers who plan to care for these patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Bionic Human
Subtitle of host publicationHealth Promotion for People With Implanted Prosthetic Devices
PublisherHumana Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)0896039595, 9780896039599
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006


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