Recent years have seen major developments in the field of cardiac pacing and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Technical advances include leadless pacemakers and conduction system pacing, as well as subcutaneous and extravascular ICDs. In addition to these technical advances, we have learned a lot about the indications and optimal use of these complicated devices. Ageing populations have led to an increase in the number of implantations, but also to an increased incidence of long-term complications such as infection and technical failures.
The current special issue is aimed at contributing to these recent developments. We therefore encourage researchers to submit their studies on any aspect of cardiac pacing or ICDs. Manuscripts that deal with technical advances that are of interest to device specialists may be contributed as well as reports on the optimal programming of cardiac devices. Manuscripts dealing with indications for pacing or ICDs, as well as value-based health care, are of particular interest to general cardiologists and we encourage the submission of such reports.
Prof. Alexander Maass
Manuscripts should be submitted via our online editorial system at https://imr.propub.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to start your submission. Manuscripts can be submitted now or up until the deadline. All papers will go through peer-review process. Accepted papers will be published in the journal (as soon as accepted) and meanwhile listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, reviews as well as short communications are preferred. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office to announce on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts will be thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. Please visit the Instruction for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) in this open access journal is 2200 USD. Submitted manuscripts should be well formatted in good English.