Permanent Transvenous Pacing in 1962

  title={Permanent Transvenous Pacing in 1962},
  author={Victor Parsonnet},
  journal={Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology},
  • V. Parsonnet
  • Published 1 April 1978
  • Medicine
  • Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
You have to remember what things were like in those days. When a permanent myocardial pacemaker failed suddenly it was always a disaster because Stokes-Adams seizures would recur. Whichever one of us learned of the problem first would start his phone conversation to the others with "what night is it?" It was always Saturday, my wife was always in the midst of serving dinner to twelve guests, and Mr. Jones was convulsing in the emergency room because his pacemaker had broken. After instructing… Expand
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