Continuous rapid atrial pacing to control recurrent or sustained supraventricular tachycardias following open heart surgery.

@article{Waldo1976ContinuousRA,
  title={Continuous rapid atrial pacing to control recurrent or sustained supraventricular tachycardias following open heart surgery.},
  author={Albert L. Waldo and William Maclean and Robert B. Karp and Nicholas T. Kouchoukos and Thomas N. James},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1976},
  volume={54 2},
  pages={245-50}
}
A technique is described to control recurrent or sustained supraventricular tachycardia associated with rapid ventricular rates following open heart surgery. The technique utilizes a pair of temporarily implanted atrial epicardial wire electrodes to pace the heart. In one group of patients with recurrent atrial flutter and 2:1 A-V conduction, continuous… CONTINUE READING