An overview of permanent cardiac pacing
Ali Jackson Arrhythmia nurse specialist, Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth
A permanent cardiac pacemaker is an implantable device that maintains the patient’s heart rate by electrically stimulating the heart muscle when the natural regulating mechanisms fail. This article focuses on the indications for permanent cardiac pacing, general technical concepts and care of the patient undergoing this procedure.
Nursing Standard. 25, 12,47-57. doi: 10.7748/ns2010.11.25.12.47.c8111
Published in print: 24 November 2010