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The case of the two-timing pacemaker.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6167966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 71-year-old man with a permanent transvenous pacemaker had recent history of lightheadedness and was brought to the hospital emergency room complaining of shortness of breath. His blood pressure was 80/50, pulse rate 148. Administration of a pressor drug restored blood pressure and coincidentally the heart rate returned to 70. His condition was caused by formation of a dendritic spur in the substrate of the programming circuit in his implanted pacemaker, with consequent intermittent doubling of the impulse frequency. Another pacemaker was substituted surgically, and he recovered uneventfully.
Authors:
T P Comer; N Saxena; S H Salzman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1981 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-10-25     Completed Date:  1981-10-25     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:  465-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / adverse effects*
Electrocardiography
Heart Rate
Humans
Male
Sick Sinus Syndrome / therapy

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