Thomas A. Preston, M.D.; Dennis M. Davidson, B.S.; Charles A. Braak, B.A.; Richard D. Judge, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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A group of 150 patients with permanent ventricular pacers were followed to determine the incidence of myocardial infarction, cerebrovascular accident, and congestive heart failure, plus longterm survival statistics. All patients receiving initial implant between 1961 and 1968 were followed prospectively from 1968 to 1970. Clinical records were examined retrospectively to obtain the pacing history plus significant prepacing cardiovascular history. An IBM 360/67 computer was utilized for storage, retrieval, and correlation of the data. The study group is similar to previously reported groups with respect to age, sex, preimplant diagnoses, and implant techniques. Risk factors for, and prevalence of, coronary artery
Preston TA, Davidson DM, Braak CA, et al. Permanent Ventricular Pacing—A Review of Nine Years' Experience.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:821. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-821_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):821.
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