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
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Grace WJ, Conklin EF, Giannelli S, Mueller H, Ayres SM. Treatment of "Bilateral Bundle-Branch Block" with Permanent Pacemakers.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;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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