Proarrhythmic effect of pacemaker stimulation in patients with implanted cardioverter-defibrillators.

@article{Himmrich2003ProarrhythmicEO,
  title={Proarrhythmic effect of pacemaker stimulation in patients with implanted cardioverter-defibrillators.},
  author={Ewald Himmrich and Oliver Przibille and Christian Zellerhoff and Andreas Liebrich and Stefan Rosocha and Klaus Andreas and Dirk Nebeling and Babatunde Omogbehin and J{\"u}rgen Meyer},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2003},
  volume={108 2},
  pages={192-7}
}
BACKGROUND We sought to determine the potential of right ventricular VVI backup pacing to induce ventricular tachyarrhythmias in patients with implanted cardioverter-defibrillators. METHODS AND RESULTS All consecutive patients presenting exclusively with pacemaker-induced tachycardias (PITs) were included in a prospective study using a crossover protocol. Patients were randomized to either group 1 (augmentation of the baseline frequency of the pacemaker to 60 bpm) or group 2 (pacemaker turned… CONTINUE READING