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Usefulness of atrial pacing for prevention and termination of atrial tachyarrhythmias in a patient with persistent atrial fibrillation.
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PMID:  12418754     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atrial pacing with dedicated algorithms for prevention and termination of atrial tachyarrhythmias is under clinical evaluation. A patient is described with persistent symptomatic AF. After cardioversion and implantation of a DDDRP pacemaker before planned AVN ablation, the patient was free of symptoms. Early after implant, one cardioversion of AF was necessary. Over the course of 12 months, only five episodes of atrial tachyarrhythmia occurred, all automatically pace terminated within 24 hours. Thus, selected patients with persistent AF may benefit from preventive atrial pacing since the tachyarrhythmia can organize intermittently to a degree sufficient for pace termination.
Carsten W Israel; Gerian Grönefeld; Yi-Gang Li; Stefan H Hohnloser
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  2002 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-11-06     Completed Date:  2003-02-06     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:  1527-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
J. W. Goethe University Hospital, Department of Medicine, Frankfurt, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / physiopathology,  prevention & control,  therapy*
Electric Countershock*
Electrophysiologic Techniques, Cardiac
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial*

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