Acta Médica Costarricense
versión impresa ISSN 0001-6012
Since the introduction of electrical cardiac stimulation by means of implantable pacemakers in the 1950s decade, non-pharmacological treatment of several cardiac rhythm disorders has evolved importantly. Today we have many therapeutic options including dual chamber pacemakers, cardiac synchronisers, implantable cardiodefibrillators and catheter ablation therapy. In this review we assess generic aspects, basic electrocardiography and the most frequent clinical indications. All these issues will be of interest for physicians who face patients with cardiac arrhythmias or with implanted devices.
Palabras llave : Arritmia cardiaca; desfibrilador; terapia eléctrica; marcapaso.