Components of a Pacing and ICD System: Basic Concepts of Pacing

Gautham Kalahasty, Suraj Kapa, Joshua M. Cooper

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Modern day pacemakers serve the primary function of either maintaining a minimum heart rate to avoid symptomatic or potentially life-threatening bradyarrhythmias, or offering resynchronization between the left and right ventricles in the setting of heart failure. However, multiple advances in device design, programming, sensor technology, and materials science have afforded the ability to offer an ever-widening range of devices with a variety of specialized features. In this chapter, we focus on the basic principles underlying cardiac pacing and then touch on several aspects of lead, device, and algorithm design.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCardiac Pacing and ICDs
Subtitle of host publication6th Edition
Number of pages48
ISBN (Electronic)9781118459553
ISBN (Print)9781118459515
StatePublished - May 12 2014


  • ICD lead design
  • Pacemaker
  • Pacemaker battery
  • Pacemaker lead design
  • Pacemaker sensitivity
  • Pacing threshold
  • Rate-modulated pacing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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