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Acta Médica Costarricense

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ESQUIVEL-ALFARO, Lidieth  and  GUTIERREZ-SOTELO, Oswaldo. Terapia eléctrica de las arritmias cardiacas. Acta méd. costarric [online]. 2003, vol.45, n.4, pp.140-144. ISSN 0001-6002.

Since the introduction of electrical cardiac stimulation by means of implantable pacemakers in the 1950’s 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.

Keywords : Arritmia cardiaca; desfibrilador; terapia eléctrica; marcapaso.

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