Pacemaker Synchronization

See allHide authors and affiliations

Science  30 Sep 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3744, pp. 1636-1637
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3744.1636


A method using the standard radio-frequency receiver was developed to telemeter biopotentials across the intact body Wall; it can be employed to program a stimulus to the heart at any phase of the cardiac cycle. The small variations of potential across the electrodes of the implanted cardiac pacemaker change the natural resonant frequency of the receiver in direct relation to the electrical activity of the heart.