GP Events

To book a place at any of our GP events simply contact us on01202 705 454 or send an email to gpevents@dorsetheartclinic.co.uk stating the event you find of interest together with the names of any additional colleagues from your practice that may wish to attend.

We provide drinks and a light supper at each event. Please indicate any special meal restrictions.

Event Information:

  • Tue
    30
    Jul
    2019

    Pacemaker & Device Therapies

    18:00 - 19:00Dorset Heart Clinic

    Implantable cardiac devices, such as pacemakers, are used to treat a number of heart conditions, especially those related to the electrical conduction system. Cardiac pacemakers are a well-established and effective therapy, and have been in use for more than 50 years. The first pacemaker was implanted in a patient in October 1958 by Ake Senning in Stockholm, in cooperation with an engineer called Rune Elmqvist. This pioneering work formed the basis of further developments in implantable cardiac device technology, resulting in the devices available today, including implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and biventricular stimulating implanted cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT). These newer devices have better effectiveness and a positive impact on patient quality of life, and are important cardiology treatment strategies.