Extracorporeal acute cardiac pacing by high intensity focused ultrasound.

@article{Livneh2014ExtracorporealAC,
  title={Extracorporeal acute cardiac pacing by high intensity focused ultrasound.},
  author={Amit Livneh and Eitan Kimmel and Andrew R. Kohut and Dan Adam},
  journal={Progress in biophysics and molecular biology},
  year={2014},
  volume={115 2-3},
  pages={140-53}
}
Ultrasound has been shown to produce Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVC's). Two clinical applications in which acute cardiac pacing by ultrasound may be valuable are: (1) preoperative patient screening in cardiac resynchronization therapy surgery; (2) Emergency life support, following an event of sudden death, caused by cardiac arrest. Yet, previously… CONTINUE READING