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Is epicardial dual chamber pacing a realistic alternative to endocardial DDD pacing? Initial results of a prospective study.
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PMID:  1372414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seventeen patients, in whom an epicardial (n = 7) or a transvenous DDDM pacemaker system had been implanted between June 1988 and October 1990, were followed up for pacemaker and lead related complications, pacemaker longevity, and electrophysiological lead parameters. The mean follow-up interval was 18 +/- 12 months, maximum 34 months. There were no differences in chronic atrial and ventricular sensing thresholds between epicardial and endocardial stimulation, nor were there any differences concerning lead related complications between the two pacing modalities. However, atrial as well as ventricular chronic stimulation thresholds were significantly higher with epicardial stimulation resulting in a twofold increase in atrial energy consumption and a threefold increase in the ventricular energy consumption. Thus, in one patient with an epicardial DDD system, the pacemaker had to be replaced prematurely because of battery depletion. It is concluded that epicardial DDD stimulation can be reliably performed as far as atrial and ventricular sensing is concerned, but that the energy requirements of available myocardial leads are not satisfactory for making optimal use of modern pacemaker capability.
H D Esperer; F O Mahmoud; J von der Emde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1992 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-04-20     Completed Date:  1992-04-20     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  155-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
University Heart Centre, University Hospital, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / methods*
Electrodes, Implanted
Equipment Design
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Block / therapy*
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Prospective Studies
Sick Sinus Syndrome / therapy*
Time Factors

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