Prospective randomised trial of atrial versus ventricular pacing in sick-sinus syndrome.

@article{Andersen1994ProspectiveRT,
  title={Prospective randomised trial of atrial versus ventricular pacing in sick-sinus syndrome.},
  author={Henning Rud Andersen and Leif Thuesen and Jens Peder Bagger and Thomas Vesterlund and Poul Erik Bloch Thomsen},
  journal={Lancet},
  year={1994},
  volume={344 8936},
  pages={1523-8}
}
In patients with sick-sinus syndrome, single-chamber atrial pacing has been reported, in retrospective studies, to be associated with lower frequencies of atrial fibrillation, thromboembolism, heart failure, and mortality than ventricular pacing; although single-chamber ventricular pacing is most commonly used. We did a prospective randomised trial in 225 consecutive patients (142 women, 83 men; mean age 76 years) with the sick-sinus syndrome, randomised to atrial (n = 110) or ventricular (n… CONTINUE READING