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Aubrey Leatham and the introduction of cardiac pacing to the UK.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20603304     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the early 1950s, Dr Aubrey Leatham established a cardiac unit at St. George's Hospital, Hyde Park Corner, London. He developed and taught the essential clinical skill of cardiac auscultation. Under his guidance a clinical department for the care of cardiac patients was developed and coupled to physiological academic research. He was a pioneer in cardiac pacing and, in 1961, Harold Siddons, O'Neal Humphries, and Aubrey Leatham implanted the first 'indwelling' pacemaker in the UK in a 65-year-old man with repeated Stokes-Adams attacks due to complete heart block. The nickel-cadmium 'accumulator', which powered the pacemaker, had to be recharged once a week.
A John Camm; Sue Jones; Michael D Gammage; Edward Rowland
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Biography; Historical Article; Journal Article; Portraits     Date:  2010-07-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1532-2092     ISO Abbreviation:  Europace     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-09-29     Completed Date:  2011-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1356-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
British Heart Foundation Professor of Clinical Cardiology, St George's Hospital and University of London, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Adams-Stokes Syndrome / history*,  therapy
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / history*
Cardiology / history*
Great Britain
Heart Auscultation / history
Heart Block / history*,  therapy
History, 20th Century
Personal Name Subject
Personal Name Subject:
Aubrey Leatham

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