HHE Cardiovascular supplement 2018 - Page 11

cardiovascular The leadless pacemaker: A new era in cardiac pacing From the breakthroughs of early pioneers to the present day, the quest to improve outcomes and reduce complications goes on Seth Dockrill MBBS MRCP Patrick Heck MD DM FRCP Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK On 8 October 1958 in Stockholm, Sweden, a 43-year-old man, Arne Larsson, became the first patient to undergo implantation of a permanent pacemaker. Physician turned engineer, Rune Elmqvist, and cardiac surgeon, Åke Senning, @&VVFWfVr&GFW'vW&VBF&P77FVf"VV7G&66&F27FVFvV'76( 2vfRVVBF6Vr6rFVW"W6&BvB&VV7FƗ6VBvF7&V6vǒg&WVVB7FW2F2GF62f'GF&VRV'2gFW"FBf'7B6VW FF&R'76FVBBFRvR`bV'2g&VfrWFƗfVB&FVf7BB6VrfW"FR6W'6Rb0ƖfWFR'76&V6VfVBFFb#"6VW vVW&F'2BffRVB77FV2FRV'266RVf7BB6Vr&VvfwW&R֖7&(J"G&66FWFW 6r77FVУR#7FƆVF6&R6ЧFV"VW&rv&BFV6VW2fPWffVBFBf'7BFFffVBVg@6FVBF&6FגBFR6VVB`W6&FVG2v6vW&RGVVVBFFP6VW"V6RvVW&F"6GVFVBFP&F֖vFFFRVG2&R7@v26VBVF6&FǒfFRfVW277FVЦbFRWW"Ɩ"( 26WƖ2'"7V&6f( 2BFRV6RvVW&F"6G27V&7WFVW06WBFRg&6f7V"&VvFb"666ǒ&VVFFRV7F&W66R6VW"FV6w26FWfVV@6vf6FǒfW"FRV'2V&ǒ&GFW&W2W6V@6V6F֗V"2W&7W'BBƖ֗FV@GW&&ƗGFF( 2ƗFV֖FRЧǗf&FR&GFW&W2rf"6W FWf6W2vFV6w&VFW"vWfGV@