Harold S. Marcus, M.D.; Richard S. Goodwin, M.S.; Joseph M. Ryan, M.D., F.A.C.P.; Charles F. Wooley, M.D.
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The problem of management of disturbances of cardiac impulse formation and transmission has been long standing. In the past 2 years we have treated 40 such patients (aged 9 to 90) with a transvenous dual electrode catheter pacemaker.
Twenty-five patients had either intermittent or established heart block and were paced with the transvenous electrode as primary management of the Adams-Stokes syndrome and as a temporary measure prior to implantation of a permanent pacer unit. In the majority of these patients the catheter was inserted as an emergency procedure as part of a resuscitative effort,ral instances was considered lifesaving. No permanent
Harold S. Marcus, Richard S. Goodwin, Joseph M. Ryan, Charles F. Wooley. Clinical Experience with the Transvenous Catheter Pacemaker.. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:1069. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1069_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1069.
Cardiology, Rhythm Disorders and Devices.
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