Temporary Cardiac Pacing

A life-saving technology

Temporary Pacemaker Therapy

The heart is the motor of hemodynamics and, with its pumping power, must always ensure sufficient blood flow for vital processes in the body.

The pumping function of the heart muscle is triggered by electrical impulses. The sinus node in the right atrium is the heart’s natural clock. The excitation then spreads in a fan shape over the two atria and reaches the atrioventricular node (AV node), from where – as a rule – it is transferred to the two main chambers.

A malfunction of the sinus node or a disturbance of the conduction system in the heart can in many cases be treated with pacemaker therapy.

Common Applications of Temporary Cardiac Stimulation:

  • Transthoracic through surface electrodes in the chest area,
  • Esophageal via a catheter in the esophagus,
  • Transvenous ideally via a balloon catheter, which is introduced venously and washed into the right atrium or right main chamber,
  • Epicardial during open heart surgery using so-called heart wires, which ideally are attached to both the right atrium and the right main chamber to enable physiological stimulation (two-chamber stimulation).


In any case, an external pacemaker is used. The correct setting of a pacemaker depends on the use and the medical indication. Temporary pacemaker therapy requires continuous clinical training.

In 1986 Osypka Medical began developing and manufacturing temporary cardiac pacemakers and pacing system analyzers in Berlin, Germany. Early models of the PACE® series (Model 100, Model 201) and PSA 100 contributed to establishing temporary pacemaker therapy as a common practice. 

Launched in 2007, PACE® Model 300 was the first triple-chamber temporary pacemaker supporting the application of cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) to those patients who need pacemaker support the most.

Smart Improvements Simplify
the Conventional Temporary Pacing Therapy