Pacing the heart: one site fits all?

Luuk Ingo Benjamin Heckman

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In a healthy heart, contraction/pumping is controlled by an electrical stimulus. This ensures that the heart contracts synchronously. When a problem arises with generating or conducting this electrical stimulus, people are fitted with a pacemaker. Our research shows that - in contrast to current technology - stimulating the ventricular septum is safer and better for the pump function. Stimulation of the ventricular septum can prevent (symptoms of) heart failure. Survival also improves.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Maastricht University
  • Prinzen, Frits, Supervisor
  • Vernooy, Kevin, Supervisor
  • Luermans, Justin, Co-Supervisor
Award date26 Oct 2023
Place of PublicationMaastricht
Print ISBNs9789464695502
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • Cardiology
  • pacing
  • heart failure
  • bradycardia


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