Exit block of artificial pacemaker induced by carotid sinus massage
Language: 
English
Abstract: 

Failure of the pacemaker is a common complication of pacemaker therapy. Identification of the disorder responsible for the failure to pace is often difficult. An increase in myocardial threshold can result in nonconduction of the artificial impulse, particularly near the end of the life of the battery, when the output of current has started to decline. This report demonstrates such an increase in myocardial resistance which was apparent only upon massage of the carotid sinus.

Author(s): 
Ruffy, R.
Kleiger, R. E.
Krone, R.
Item Type: 
Journal Article
Publication Title: 
Chest
Journal Abbreviation: 
Chest
Publication Date: 
Apr 1977
Publication Year: 
1977
Pages: 
554-556
Volume: 
71
Issue: 
4
ISSN: 
0012-3692
Library Catalog: 
NCBI Published Medical (?)
Extra: 
PMID: 856553

Turabian/Chicago Citation

R. Ruffy, R. E. Kleiger and R. Krone. Apr 1977. "Exit block of artificial pacemaker induced by carotid sinus massage." Chest 71: 4: 554-556.

Wikipedia Citation

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