How It Happened: My Recollection of Early Pacing

  title={How It Happened: My Recollection of Early Pacing},
  author={H. Lagergren},
  journal={Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology},
  • H. Lagergren
  • Published 1 January 1978
  • Medicine
  • Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
In 1958 I was a medical student working in the surgical research laboratory of the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, under the direction of A. Senning who designed the first implantable pacemaker together with R. Elmqvist of ElemaSchonander AB*'-' (Fig. 1). That year on October 8th, he operated on a 43-year-old man with Stokes-Adams attacks via a left-sided thoractomy. He sutured two myocardial electrodes into the left ventricle and connected them to a rechargeable nickel-cadium battery-powered… Expand

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