Self-initiated conversion of paroxysmal atrial flutter utilizing a radio-frequency pacemaker

Christopher R. Wyndham, Delon Wu, Pablo Denes, Daniel Sugarman, Sidney Levitsky, Kenneth M. Rosen*

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Abstract

A patient is described with drug-resistant recurrent paroxysmal atrial flutter. Electrophysiologic studies demonstrated that flutter was inducible with rapid atrial stimulation (stimulation rates of 375 to 400/min) and convertible with rapid atrial stimulation (rates of 400 to 460/min). Because of the latter response, a radio-frequency atrial pacemaker was implanted, which allowed self-initiated conversion of flutter episodes with rapid stimulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1119-1122
Number of pages4
JournalThe American journal of cardiology
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - May 22 1978

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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