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Prognosis of patients permanently paced for sick sinus syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1267548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In 39 patients (mean age, 66 years) treated for sick sinus syndrome (SSS) with pacemaker insertion, the long-term prognosis was studied. Fifteen patients (42%) died during the follow-up period of 6 to 59 months (mean, 25 months). Three patients were unavailable for follow-up. Eleven of the 15 deaths (73%) were cardiac-related, yet none could be associated with either an arrhythmia or pacemaker failure. Symptoms recurred or persisted after pacemaker insertion in 14 patients (mean age, 71 years), nine of whom died (31 deaths per 100 patient follow-up years). Twenty-two patients (mean age, 63 years) were asymptomatic after pacer insertion, six of whom died (11 deaths per 100 patient follow-up years). These follow-up results demonstrate a poor long-term prognosis in patients with SSS and persistent symptoms following permanent pacing.
A J Wohl; N J Laborde; J M Atkins; C G Blomqvist; C B Mullins
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of internal medicine     Volume:  136     ISSN:  0003-9926     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Intern. Med.     Publication Date:  1976 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-07-06     Completed Date:  1976-07-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372440     Medline TA:  Arch Intern Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  406-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmia, Sinus / complications,  therapy*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Sinoatrial Node
Time Factors

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