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
Marcus HS, Goodwin RS, Ryan JM, Wooley CF. Clinical Experience with the Transvenous Catheter Pacemaker.. Ann Intern Med. ;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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