TY - CHAP A1 - Silvero Miriam A2 - Browne Leonardo A3 - Solari Gabriel ED1 - Mart Min Y1 - 2011-09-06 PY - 2011 T1 - Pacemaker Following Adult Cardiac Surgery N2 - Clinical usage of artificial pacing dates back to 1958, when the battery powered cardiac pacemakers became available. Modern implantable pacemakers are the complicated electronic devices operating 10 years continuously without battery exchange. Though the development of devices is not a primary topic of the book, certain efforts towards developing of biologic pacemakers through tissue engineering and studying of cell synchronization are discussed. The main attention is paid to implementations of pacemakers in different medical situations oriented towards widening the clinical indications for implanting the cardiac pacemakers. New methods and devices in cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) have received particular attention. Placing of pacing electrodes has been treated soundly. Furthermore, emerging of complexities and complications in new clinical situations and other safety problems have been discussed thoroughly. The authors have derived the used information from their own clinical practice and experiences of their medical colleagues. These and other pragmatic features can be acknowledged as the most valuable asset of the book. BT - Cardiac Pacemakers SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/23402 DO - 10.5772/23402 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-15 ER -