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Single lead atrial synchronous ventricular pacing: a dream come true.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7991425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Single lead, atrial synchronous pacing systems were developed in the late 1970s. Clinical experience has demonstrated the need to position the "floating" atrial electrode in the mid-to-high right atrium and the need for a specially designed pulse generator (with very high atrial sensitivity) to provide a high quality and amplitude atrial electrogram for consistent sensing. A 12-year experience with different electrode configurations, from the first unipolar designed in 1980 to the most recent atrial bipolar electrodes, has confirmed the validity of the original concept and the long-term reliability of the single lead atrial synchronous pacing system, which can reliably produce long-term atrial sensing and ventricular stimulation in the presence of normal sinoatrial function.
G E Antonioli
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-12     Completed Date:  1995-01-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1531-47     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Arcispedale S. Anna, Ferrara, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / methods*
Electrocardiography / instrumentation
Electrodes, Implanted
Equipment Design
Heart Atria
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Reproducibility of Results
Sinoatrial Node / physiology
Ventricular Function / physiology

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