Concealed mechanical bradycardia: an indication for permanent pacemaker implantation.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report a 51-year-old man with severe ischemic cardiomyopathy and heart failure in whom incessant bigeminal ventricular ectopy failed to generate a detectable arterial pressure. This created a mechanical bradycardia despite an adequate electrical heart rate. Dual chamber pacing increased the effective heart rate and allowed discontinuation of an intraaortic balloon pump from which the patient could not otherwise be weaned.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Barold, HS; Hesselson, AB; Jollis, J; Wharton, JM; Bahnson, TD

Published Date

  • October 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 2007 - 2008

PubMed ID

  • 9793102

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0147-8389

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1540-8159.1998.tb00025.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States