After completing this course, you will be able to

  • Identify the different types of pacemakers that are currently on the market.
  • Modify the different parameters in the pacemaker.
  • Identify the most common pacemaker problems.
  • Interpret pacemaker ECGs.
  • Use pacemaker data as a diagnostic tool.
Chapter 2

Nuts and bolts of pacing

This chapter covers the most fundamental setting for pacemaker function. You'll learn about how a pacemaker is able to "see" when the heart beats and is able to trigger a depolarization.
6 Lessons (26m 13s)
Chapter 3

Pacemaker optimization

Pacemakers need to be programmed to regulate the heart rate, ensure patient safety, and improve battery longevity. In this chapter, you'll learn how we achieve this with pacemaker optimization.
10 Lessons (42m 54s)
Chapter 4

Biventricular pacing

Biventricular pacemakers are fantastic for managing a specific group of heart failure patients. Learn who is a suitable candidate and how these pacemakers are able to alleviate symptoms.
7 Lessons (24m 23s)
Chapter 6

Pacemakers and the ECG

An ECG from a pacemaker patient can often be used to assess pacemaker function as well as the function of their heart. Here you'll learn to interpret the paced ECG.
7 Lessons (29m 29s)
Chapter 7

Pacemakers as diagnostic tools

Pacemakers provide a huge amount of patient information that includes any arrhythmia, heart rate variability, and lead data. In this chapter you'll learn what info is available and how to interpret it.
7 Lessons (34m 14s)
Chapter 8

Pacemakers and external factors

In this chapter you'll learn how magnets and electromagnetic interference can affect a pacemaker and how to make a patient safe during an MRI, radiotherapy, and other medical procedures.
7 Lessons (28m 22s)