A COMPARISON OF EPICARDIAL AND TRANSVENOUS PACEMAKER EXPERIENCE
- Comparison between VDD and DDD Pacing in Symptomatic Second degree and Complete Heart Block. Al-Hashimi, Abbas F. // Iraqi Journal of Medical Sciences;2009, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p4
Background: VDD pacing provides the physiological benefits of atrioventricular synchronous pacing with the convenience of a single lead system, but is hampered by uncertainty regarding long term atrial sensing and development of sinus node disease. Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and...
- Unusual diagnosis of a persistent third-degree atrioventricular block during anesthesia in a "healthy" pediatric patient. Alsayegh, Yasser; Abdallah, Claude // Saudi Journal of Anaesthesia;Jan2012, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p61
We present an unusual diagnosis of a permanent third-degree atrioventricular block under general anesthesia in an otherwise healthy and asymptomatic child. This diagnosis of unclear causality represented a serious rare finding, requiring judicious management and resulting in the placement of a...
- Is a prolonged PR interval innocent? // Clinical Cardiology Alert;Sep2009 Clinical Briefs in Primary, p18
The article discusses research being done on PR interval and heart diseases. It references a study by S. Cheng et al, published in a 2009 issue of the "Journal of American Medical Association." Data from the Framingham Heart Study was evaluated. Data obtained included incidence of pacemaker...
- HCN-related channelopathies. Baruscotti, Mirko; Bottelli, Georgia; Milanesi, Raffaella; DiFrancesco, Jacopo C.; DiFrancesco, Dario // Pflugers Archiv European Journal of Physiology;Jul2010, Vol. 460 Issue 2, p405
HCN channels are the molecular subunits of native funny (f-) channels of cardiac pacemaker cells and neurons. Although funny channels were first functionally described in cardiac cells in the late 1970s, cloning of HCN channels, of which four subunits are known today (HCN1-4), had to wait some...
- CRT consensus set to standardize and improve patient care. // Cardiology Today;Oct2012, Vol. 15 Issue 10, p20
The article focuses on a new consensus stated developed by the Heart Rhythm Society and European Heart Rhythm Association which outlines recommendations for the practical management of cardiac resynchronization therapy.
- Permanent Endocardial Pacing in Complete Heart Block. Harthorne, J. Warren; Austen, W. Gerald; Corning, Howard; McNamara, Joseph J.; Sanders, Charles A. // Annals of Internal Medicine;May67, Vol. 66 Issue 5, p831
Presents a study on the use of bipolar endocardial electrode and an implantable variable rate pacemaker unit in several patients with heart block. Information on heart block; Clinical features of the patients with heart block; Other methods of long-term electrical stimulation of the heart.
- PACEMAKER FAILURE DUE TO ANOMALOUS VENOUS RETURN. Pollitt, Jorge // Vascular Surgery;Sep/Oct1972, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p173
Presents a case study of transvenuos permanent pacemaker failure in a 73 year-old man with progressive congestive heart failure. Possible complications to be considered in using pacemaker as a treatment for symptomatic complete heart block; Reasons behind the pacemaker failure; Significance of...
- Successful Management of Isolated Ventricular Inversion in an Adult. Kannan, B.R.J.; Kamath, K.P.; Rao, S.G.; Kumar, R.K. // Pediatric Cardiology;Sep/Oct2004, Vol. 25 Issue 5, p554
We report a case of isolated ventricular inversion in a 42-year-old woman. This rare congenital cardiac anomaly was corrected by un intraatrial baffle procedure. She also underwent left-sided double-chamber endocardial pacemaker implantation for postoperative tachycardia bradycardia syndrome.
- Making a Heartbeat Behave. Spencer, Steven M. // Saturday Evening Post;3/4/1961, Vol. 234 Issue 9, p13
Focuses on the benefits of pacemakers for cardiac patients in the U.S. Mechanism of action of pacemaker; Attachment of pacemakers to cardiac patients; Design of the implanted pacer.