Pacing in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease: When Is It Helpful and When Is It Harmful?

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Pacing in pediatric and adult patients with congenital heart disease requires careful evaluation and thoughtful planning. Review of current guidelines with assessment of risk/benefit must be performed along with planning on a case-by-case basis in order to achieve maximal success and reduce risk in this specialized population of patients that is rapidly increasing in size. RECENT FINDINGS: Guidelines for pacing in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients span many years. Most recent consensus and summary guidelines address pacing in adult patients with or without congenital heart disease. Pediatric recommendations from prior documents must be included in current decision-making. Pacing in pediatric and congenital heart disease patients is important therapy. Creation of an individualized plan of care with attention to risk/benefit decision-making regarding when and how to pace is critical in this population to maximize beneficial outcome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weiland, MD; Spector, Z; Idriss, SF

Published Date

  • January 16, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 22 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 5 -

PubMed ID

  • 31950297

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1534-3170

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s11886-020-1253-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States