By Berndt Lüderitz MD

Profiles in Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology is a suite of brief biographies of scientists and physicians who've performed (or nonetheless play) an important position in enhancing analysis and treatment of center rhythm disturbances together with electrophysiology and pacing. Altogether, nearly 250 striking everyone is defined. not just is the e-book jam-packed with biographies of earlier pioneers of rhythmology, a few of whom lived some time past, however it additionally comprises many modern rhythmologists. as well as those biographies, it contains:An broad desk of the heritage of the problems of Cardiac Rhythm from the sixteenth to the twentieth century a chain of historic pages constructed through the writer for each factor of the magazine of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology (JICE) and reflecting eminent personalities or occasions in drugs A word list of arrhythmias, electrophysiology and pacing

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In the 1970s Greatbatch introduced the lithium– iodide battery, which greatly extended pacemaker longevity. Griffin, Jerry C. Former Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco and Vice President of the former Incontrol, Dr. C. He has made major contributions to epidemiology and device management of ventricular and, especially, atrial arrhythmias. Groedel, Franz Maximilian. (*May 23, 1881, Bad Nauheim, Germany; †October 12, 1951, New York). Dr. Groedel was a pioneer of electrocardiography, cardiac radiology, and scientific hydrotherapy, andamost importantlyahe was the founder of the American College of Cardiology.

During his internship he started to administer drugs directly into the heart by means of cardiac catheterization; his superiors, however, refused permission for such a risky procedure. Forssmann then practiced the procedure on Werner Forssmann 36 Part 1 Encyclopedia Rhythmologica cadavers and secretly tried it on himself. He injected a local anesthetic, punctured a vein in his left forearm, and introduced a “well-oiled” ureteral catheter. He pushed the catheter 65 cm toward his heart, walked downstairs to the X-ray room, and, with fluoroscopy, located the catheter tip.

PhD, and has three children. Damato, Anthony N. (*January 10, 1930, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA; †2001). In 1969, Dr. Damato, along with Drs. Kosowsky and Scherlag, described for the first time a reliable and easy technique using catheter electrodes to record a His bundle potential during a cardiac catheterization procedure. From this sprang the field of clinical cardiac electrophysiology. Initially, Damato and his colleagues became intimately involved not only in the demonstration of the His bundle potential, but also in understanding the nature of atrioventricular (AV) conduction, various forms of AV conduction block, and bradycardias.

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