DDD versus VVIR pacing in patients, ages 70 and over, with complete heart block.

@article{Ouali2010DDDVV,
  title={DDD versus VVIR pacing in patients, ages 70 and over, with complete heart block.},
  author={Sana Ouali and Elyes Neffeti and Karima Ghoul and Sami Hammas and Slim Kacem and Rim Gribaa and Fahmi Remedi and Essia Boughzela},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2010},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={
          583-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Dual-chamber pacing is believed to have an advantage over single-chamber ventricular pacing. The aim of the study was to determine whether elderly patients with implanted pacemaker for complete atrioventricular block gain significant benefit from dual-chamber (DDD) compared with single-chamber ventricular demand (VVIR). METHODS The study was designed as a double-blind randomized two-period crossover study-each pacing mode was maintained for 3 months. Thirty patients (eight men… CONTINUE READING