Does atrial pacing lead to atrial fibrillation in patients with sick sinus syndrome? Insights from the DANPACE trial.

@article{Hjortshj2014DoesAP,
  title={Does atrial pacing lead to atrial fibrillation in patients with sick sinus syndrome? Insights from the DANPACE trial.},
  author={S\oren Pihlkj{\ae}r Hjortsh\oj and Sam Riahi and Jens Cosedis Nielsen and Flemming Skj\oth and S\oren Lundbye-Christensen and Henning Rud Andersen},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={241-5}
}
AIMS Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (AF) is common in patients with sick-sinus syndrome (SSS) and pacemakers leading to morbidity and an increased risk of stroke or death. Previous studies indicate that atrial pacing may precipitate AF. We investigated the relation between atrial pacing and the occurrence of AF during long-term follow-up among patients with SSS, no prior AF, and dual-chamber pacemakers (DDDRs). METHODS AND RESULTS We analysed data from 396 patients who received DDDR… CONTINUE READING
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