oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Cardiac pacing

Volume 17, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



Patients with symptomatic heart block and related disorders can be given palliation and significant prolongation of life by electrical pacing of the heart. Mortality of heart block can be reduced from 50 per cent. to 15 per cent. (Chardock, 1968). The indications for pacing and the techniques one can employ are descriptionbed.

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