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Effect of Bachmann's bundle pacing on atrial fibrillation: electrophysiologic assessment.
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PMID:  14743858     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: It has recently been reported that simultaneous multisite atrial pacing, Bachmann's bundle (BB) pacing, and coronary sinus (CS) pacing are useful for preventing the induction of atrial fibrillation (AF). HYPOTHESIS: We investigated whether a simple pacing approach via BB could reduce the induction of AF by extrastimuli (S2) from the right atrial appendage (RAA). METHODS: Programmed electrical stimulation was performed from the RAA and the area of BB at the superior aspect of the atrial septum, and bipolar recordings were obtained from the RAA, BB, and CS in 14 patients. RESULTS: In five patients, AF was induced with critically timed RAA-S2 delivered during RAA pacing. However, AF was not induced in any patient when RAA-S2 was delivered during BB pacing. The duration of the P wave during BB pacing was significantly shorter than that during RAA pacing and sinus rhythm (BB 80 +/- 16 ms vs. RAA 106 +/- 36 ms vs. sinus rhythm 100 +/- 24 ms, p < 0.05). The intra-atrial conduction time to the distal coronary sinus (CSd) caused by early S2 at the RAA was significantly reduced by BB pacing (BB 114 +/- 22 ms vs. RAA 157 +/- 35 ms, p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Bachmann's bundle pacing reduces atrial conduction time caused by RAA-S2 and may be useful for preventing the induction of AF.
Hiroo Noguchi; Koichiro Kumagai; Hideaki Tojo; Tomoo Yasuda; Keijiro Saku
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical cardiology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0160-9289     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Cardiol     Publication Date:  2004 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-01-27     Completed Date:  2004-06-03     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7903272     Medline TA:  Clin Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  50-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Fukuoka University Hospital, Fukuoka, Japan.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Appendage / physiopathology
Atrial Fibrillation / physiopathology,  prevention & control*
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial*
Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac / methods*
Heart Conduction System / physiopathology*
Middle Aged

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