The world survey of cardiac pacing and cardioverter-defibrillators: lessons learnt.
Harry G Mond
J Interv Card Electrophysiol | Published : 2006
A world-wide survey of cardiac pacing and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) practices is held each 4 years. For the most recent survey held in 2001, 50 countries, 22 from Europe, 16 from the Asia Pacific region, 9 from the Americas and 3 from the Middle East and Africa participated. This was the first survey, where all countries completed a similar format allowing comparisons between countries. The European contribution came from the expanding European pacemaker registry. For countries outside Europe, the survey was based on a questionnaire completed by selected coordinators and conducted predominantly from hospital implants. In some large implanting countries such as the United S..View full abstract