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Diagnosis of atrial arrhythmias using the Holter function of a new DDD pacemaker.
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PMID:  7845826     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
RESULTS: Fourteen AA profiles were successfully recorded in 10 patients by the pacemaker HF and correlated with confirmatory simultaneous surface ECG tracings. Three additional profiles were recorded in three other patients without simultaneous ECG recordings. A diagnosis of AA is established when the following findings are combined: (1) in all cases a large number of short interatrial intervals (A INT); (2) in presence of AV block, interventricular intervals (V INT) stored between the lower programmed pacing rate and the upper rate limit or the fallback rate; (3) in absence of AV block, V INT stored between the basic rate and the AV node refractory period; (4) in case of fallback, (VVI function) no stored AV INT; and (5) in absence of fallback, great variability of AV INT (Wenckebach function).
CONCLUSIONS: (1) Diagnoses of AA can be made with the pacemaker HF; (2) The homogeneity of the HF profiles makes them useful for long-term follow-up and will probably contribute and clarify the natural history of AA in DDD patients; (3) HF may also serve to monitor the safety and efficacy of antiarrhythmic drug therapy during long-term follow-up.
S Cazeau; P Ritter; R Nitzsché; M Limousin; J Mugica
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1994 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-03-06     Completed Date:  1995-03-06     Revised Date:  2013-05-20    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  2106-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre Chirurgical du Val d'Or, Saint-Cloud, France.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis*,  therapy
Electrocardiography, Ambulatory*
Heart Atria
Pacemaker, Artificial*

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