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This module introduces you to the devices used to steady or stimulate the heartbeat. These devices include pacemakers, defibrillators, and intracardiac defibrillators. You will also be introduced to cardioversion and intra-aortic balloons.

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Understand what the terms sensing and pacing mean in relation to pacemakers
  • Know the safety cautions related to using defibrillators
  • Discuss the use of implantable cardiac defibrillators


  Click here to view the references used in the cardiac alterations modules.
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