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Antitachycardia pacing therapies and arrhythmia monitoring diagnostics for the treatment of atrial fibrillation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12368934     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The case of a patient with frequent episodes of atrial fibrillation that organizes into atrial flutter following implantation of a dual chamber, rate adaptive pacemaker is reported. The atrial flutter was effectively pace-terminated following activation of the atrial antitachycardia pacing therapies in the pacemaker. This resulted in a decrease in atrial fibrillation burden over time. The present case also illustrates the value of diagnostic data retrieved from pacemakers for monitoring atrial fibrillation frequency over time and evaluating the efficacy of pacing and drug therapy.
Anne M Gillis; Margaret Morck; Stephanie Fitts
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0828-282X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2002 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-10-07     Completed Date:  2002-11-19     Revised Date:  2008-04-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  992-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, University of Calgary and Foothills Hospital, Calgary, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis
Atrial Fibrillation / therapy*
Atrial Flutter / prevention & control
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Tachycardia / prevention & control*

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