The use of temporary transvenous pacing catheters during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.

@article{Killeavy1990TheUO,
  title={The use of temporary transvenous pacing catheters during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.},
  author={E S Killeavy and James E. Ferguson},
  journal={Texas Heart Institute journal},
  year={1990},
  volume={17 1},
  pages={37-41}
}
The use of temporary transvenous pacemakers during percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) over a 7(1/2)-month period at our institution was studied retrospectively. During that time, 379 patients underwent PTCA with temporary prophylactic pacemakers in place; 398 patients underwent PTCA without prophylactic pacemakers. We examined factors such as the necessity for emergent pacemaker placement, frequency of pacing during angioplasty, indications for pacing, effectiveness of the… CONTINUE READING

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