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Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine
The 1st Pacemaker used clinically in a 10-year-old male Basenji dog was implanted in 1967 because the dog had recurrent congestive heart failure because of complete heart block. A fixed-rate (now called VOO) 70-beats per minute (bpm), bipolar pacemaker was placed in the left paralumbar fossa and 2 leads were passed subcutaneously and attached to the left ventricular epicardium through a separate thoracotomy.
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Buchanan, J. W. (2003). First Pacemaker in a Dog: A Historical Note. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 17 (5), 713-714. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1939-1676.2003.tb02505.x
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