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Timeline of Artificial Pacemakers
Timeline of the creation, development and altering of artificial heart pacemakers.
20 Nov 2017
William Einthoven wins the Nobel Prize for the creation of electrocardiography
The first artificial pacemaker was invented by Australian anaesthesiologist Dr Mark Lidwell
Dr Albert Hyman, an American cardiologist invents an artificial pacemaker
John Alexander Hopps developed the worlds first external artificial pacemaker in 1951 at the University of Toronto
Arne Larsson receives the first fully implanted pacemaker in a secret emergency operation
The first implanted pacemaker using a lithium-ion battery.
Cardiovascular health company, Cordis, releases pacemakers that are programmable.
The first pacemakers using integrated circuits were created.
The first variable rate pacemaker was developed and implanted.
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