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The role of pacemaker therapy in acute myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7031733     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atrial or ventricular pacing may be helpful during acute myocardial infarction to control drug-resistant arrhythmias. It may also reduce mortality from complete heart block or asystole in individual patients with acute anterior wall myocardial infarction even though statistical reduction in the overall mortality of a group of patients cannot be documented. Permanent pacing should be instituted in a patient who develops second-degree block of the Mobitz Type II or third-degree block during the course of acute anterior wall myocardial infarction to prevent sudden death from the reappearance of the heart block or asystole. The type of pacing and the timing of electrode insertion depends on the experience of the operator and the prevailing conditions.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Primary care     Volume:  8     ISSN:  0095-4543     ISO Abbreviation:  Prim. Care     Publication Date:  1981 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1982-02-12     Completed Date:  1982-02-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0430463     Medline TA:  Prim Care     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  509-17     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology,  therapy*
Heart Arrest / etiology,  therapy
Heart Block / etiology,  therapy
Heart Conduction System / physiopathology*
Myocardial Infarction / complications*,  physiopathology
Pacemaker, Artificial*

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