W. J. Grace, M.D., F.A.C.P.; E. F. Conklin, M.D.; S. Giannelli Jr., M.D.; H. Mueller, M.D., F.A.C.P.; S. M. Ayres, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Fifty-four patients exhibiting the electrocardiographic pattern of left axis diviation and right bundle-branch block ("bilateral bundle-branch block") have been treated with permanent transvenous pacemakers at the St. Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, New York, since August 1967. Thirty-eight of these patients, all followed to death or for a minimum of 18 months, are reported. Thirty-three of the 38 presented with syncope. Four others were resuscitated from cardiac arrest in the emergency room. The average age at implantation was 68 years. Twenty-eight patients were men, 10 women. Ventricular triggered demand pacemakers were used exclusively. There were no complications nor morbidity attending
Grace WJ, Conklin EF, Giannelli S, Mueller H, Ayres SM. Treatment of "Bilateral Bundle-Branch Block" with Permanent Pacemakers.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:864. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-864_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):864.
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