This recent review targeted to analyse the utilization of implanted pacemakers and defibrillators in Hungary between the years of 2014–2016
Földesi Csaba László
Gottsegen György Országos Kardiológiai Intézet, Budapest
The implantation numbers of conventional pacemakers did not really change compared to previous years; however the procedure numbers of both implantable cardioverter defibrillator and cardiac resynchronization therapy forward increased. Beside the pacemaker and ICD implantations novel terapeutic devices entered into the practice such as the subcutan ICDs, the Baroreflex Activation Terapy devices, the Cardiac Contractility Modulation pacemakers and the leadless pacemakers. In this period not only the number of implanted devices increased but in the explantation centeres the number of lead and total pacemaker/ICD system explantations are increased too.