Harrison, William H.; Derrick, John R.
November 1969
Angiology;Nov1969, Vol. 20 Issue 10, p610
Academic Journal
A review of atrial standstill is reported. Two familial eases believed to be due to myocardial amyloidosis heretofore undescribed are presented. One of these was actually observed at surgery and an unsuccessful attempt to pace the atrium was attempted. If a patient has a slow, regular ventricular rate, atrial standstill should be suspected and an EKG which shows absence of P-waves in all leads can confirm it. The treatment is the same as in heart block. When symptoms are severe enough to warrant, a transvenous or epicardial pacemaker should be applied.


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