...and on... It is and I have not skipped a beat!
Pacemakers: The Beat Goes On...
I began building this page in March, 1996 when friends asked me about the
pacemaker I had just received. I was 51 years old and was not thrilled to
hear the news that I needed a pacemaker. On February 27th the pacemaker was
implanted and I
am doing fine. I'm 'hotwired' now and doing all those things I have always
done! I've teased my friends and told them I had a Pentium chip implanted. ;-
) Actuuuooollllyyyy I am 'bionic' now and don't bother with e-mail. I just
'beam up' my messages!
Mr. Delos Johnson, a Field Clinical Engineer, has been
teaching me and my students all about pacemakers. His research has been published
Mr. Johnson has given presentations at the following conferences:
- Machado C, Johnson D, Thacker JR, Duncan JL: "Pacemaker
Patient-Triggered Event Recording: Accuracy, Utility, and Cost for
the Pacemaker Follow-up Clinic"
PACE, 19:1813-1818, November 1996
- Gimbel JR, Johnson D,
Levine PA, Wilkoff BL: Safe Performance of Magnetic Resonance Imaging on Five Patients
with Permanent Cardiac Pacemakers PACE 19:913-919, June 1996
- Henderson D, Maher M, Johnson D: "Case Study: Spurious Signal
Oversensing Caused by Intermittent Ring Contact" PACE 19: March 1996
- Lucas E, Johnosn D, McElroy B: "Evaluation of Electronic Article Surveillance
Systems Effects on Permanent Cardiac Pacemakers" PACE 17:2021-2016, November 1994
- Cardiostim 96 - Nice, France - June 1996
- NASPE - Seattle, Washington - May 1996
- X World Symposium on Cardiac Pacing - Buenos Aires, Argentina - October 1995
- NASPE - Nashville, Tennessee - May 1994
We are very grateful to Mr. D
for all the time he has given to us.
Visit his Pacemaker Education and Technology Web site.
Step inside our virtual classroom
and see Mr. D teach the