n Cardiovascular Journal of South Africa - Letters to the editor

Volume 14, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1680-0745



Extracted from text ... CARDIOVASCULAR JOURNAL OF SOUTH AFRICA Vol 14, No. 2, March/April 2003 97 To the Editor: The authors conclude from Dr M. Munclinger et al.'s presented data that single-lead VDD pacing is a reliable method of long-term physiological pacing. It is difficult to see that this claim is consonant with their findings. The term reliable depends of course on judgement but the fact that 'significant intermittent asynchronous pacing' occurred in nearly 20% of their patients hardly supports this claim. The lack of pacing-synchronised atrial activity could be due to either under-sensing of sinus rhythm or atrial fib-rillation. It is impossible to ..

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