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Pacemaker-mediated polymorphic ventricular tachycardia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9793097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient with refractory bradycardia dependent polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (PMVT) underwent permanent pacemaker placement for suppression of her arrhythmia. Following implant, the patient had recurrent PMVT. Interrogation of the device revealed a factory programmed feature (+ PVARP on PVC) designed to prevent pacemaker-mediated tachycardia that led to cycle length variability and subsequent arrhythmia recurrence. This feature was deactivated and the patients' arrhythmia did not recur.
D S Goldman; P A Levine
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1998 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-12-21     Completed Date:  1998-12-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1993-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Cardiology, University of Florida, Jacksonville, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Design
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*
Tachycardia, Ventricular / etiology*,  therapy*

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