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Keywords

biventricular, bradycardia, endocardial, generator, pacemaker, pacing, permanent, tachycardia, temporary, trends

 

Authors

  1. Boyle, Jean RN, ASN
  2. Rost, Mary Katherine RN, BSN

Abstract

In this article, we focus on the nurse's role as caregiver and patient advocate for individuals requiring cardiac pacing. The history of cardiac pacing, new trends, indications for pacing, pacemaker dysfunction and complications, types of pacing, and nursing considerations will be discussed.