Hemodynamic sensor in cardiac implantable electric devices: The endocardial accelaration technology

Stefania Sacchi, Danilo Contardi, Paolo Pieragnoli, Giuseppe Ricciardi, Andrea Giomi, Luigi Padeletti

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There have been substantial progresses in the technology of cardiac implantable electric devices (CIEDs) during the past decades. One of the progresses is represented by the development of a hemodynamic sensor embedded at the tip of a pacing lead that measures myocardial contractility by the analysis of myocardial mechanical vibrations occurring during the cardiac cycle. This sensor, providing continuous hemodynamic monitoring, could play an important role in clinical practice because of several clinical applications in CIEDs recipients. The objectives of this work are to report how this sensor operates and to review the main findings about its clinical applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)453-464
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Healthcare Engineering
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • cardiac implantable devices
  • hemodynamic sensor
  • myocardial contractility
  • peak endocardial acceleration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Biotechnology
  • Surgery
  • Medicine(all)


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