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Open Access His Bundle Pacing: Rebirth of an Important Technique for Pacing the Intrinsic Conduction System

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Permanent pacemaker implant is a commonly performed cardiac procedure for treatment of bradycardia or conduction system abnormality. With conventional right ventricular (RV) pacing a lead is implanted at the RV apex or on the RV septum. However, RV apical or RV septal pacing causes iatrogenic left bundle-branch block and ventricular dyssynchrony and can lead to adverse cardiac remodeling, a pacing-mediated cardiomyopathy, and congestive heart failure. Alternatively, permanent His-bundle pacing uses the intrinsic rapidly-conducting His-Purkinje system to activate the ventricle, thereby maintaining (or sometimes even restoring) ventricular synchrony. Many patients may derive benefit from permanent His-bundle pacing.
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Keywords: His-bundle pacing; cardiac resynchronization therapy; permanent pacing; ventricular dyssynchrony

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 01 May 2018

This article was made available online on 12 February 2018 as a Fast Track article with title: "His Bundle Pacing: Rebirth of an Important Technique for Pacing the Intrinsic Conduction System".

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  • Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications (CVIA) publishes focused articles and original clinical research that explore novel developments in cardiovascular disease, effective control and rehabilitation in cardiovascular disease, and promote cardiovascular innovations and applications for the betterment of public health globally. The journal publishes basic research that has clinical applicability in order to promote timely communication of the latest insights relating to coronary artery disease, heart failure, hypertension, cardiac arrhythmia, prevention of cardiovascular disease with a heavy emphasis on risk factor modification. Cardiovascular Innovations and Applications is the official journal of the Great Wall International Congress of Cardiology (GW-ICC). It aims to continue the work of the GW-ICC by providing a global scientific communication platform for cardiologists that bridges East and West.

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