Refurbishing pacemakers: a viable approach

Anilkumar, R and Balachander, J (2004) Refurbishing pacemakers: a viable approach. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 4 (1). pp. 1-2. ISSN 0972-6292

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Abstract

Cardiologists implant permanent pacemakers widely for indications like sick sinus syndrome and complete heart block. The guidelines for such implantations are well established1. However, in developing countries like India, all patients who need pacemakers do not receive them because of financial constraints. Even when such patients get a pacemaker, it is often a more affordable VVI pacemaker rather than the costly DDD pacemaker. The lack of a health insurance scheme and improper social support programs prevent the more widespread implantation of appropriate pacemakers.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Refurbishing Pacemakers, Pacemaker, Heart Blocks, Editorial
Subjects:Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Arrhythmia
ID Code:201
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:05 July 2005

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