Primary prevention of atrial fibrillation: does the atrial lead position influence the incidence of atrial arrhythmias in patients with sinus node dysfunction? Results from the PASTA Trial.

@article{Spitzer2009PrimaryPO,
  title={Primary prevention of atrial fibrillation: does the atrial lead position influence the incidence of atrial arrhythmias in patients with sinus node dysfunction? Results from the PASTA Trial.},
  author={Stefan Georg Spitzer and Petra Wacker and Steffen Gazarek and Klaus Malinowski and Volker Schibgilla},
  journal={Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE},
  year={2009},
  volume={32 12},
  pages={1553-61}
}
INTRODUCTION PASTA (pacing of the atria in sinus node disease) is a prospective and randomized trial, assessing the effect of different atrial lead positions on the atrial fibrillation (AF) incidence in patients with sinus node disease (SND). METHOD The atrial lead position is randomized to: (a) free right atrial wall, (b) right atrial appendage (RAA), (c) coronary sinus ostium (CS-Os), or (d) dual site right atrial pacing (CS-Os + RAA). The pacemakers (Vitatron Selection 9000 or Prevent AF… CONTINUE READING