Mond HG1, Freitag G.
Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 2014 Dec;37(12):1728-45. doi: 10.1111/pace.12526. Epub 2014 Nov 11.Although the first power source for an implantable pacemaker was a rechargeable nickel-cadmium battery, it was rapidly replaced by an unreliable short-life zinc-mercury cell. This sustained the small pacemaker industry until the early 1970s, when the lithium-iodine cell became the dominant power source for low voltage, microampere current, single- and dual-chamber pacemakers. By the early 2000s, a ... Read More