Transesophageal atrial pacing using a pill electrode for the termination of atrial flutter.

@article{Falk1987TransesophagealAP,
  title={Transesophageal atrial pacing using a pill electrode for the termination of atrial flutter.},
  author={Rodney Howard Falk and Miriam Rodr{\'i}guez Werner},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1987},
  volume={92 1},
  pages={
          110-4
        }
}
To determine the efficacy of transesophageal rapid atrial pacing with a "pill-electrode" for the termination of atrial flutter, we studied 14 consecutive unselected patients presenting with atrial flutter of various etiologies. The bipolar pill-electrode (interelectrode distance 13 mm) was introduced orally without sedation. Of 14 pacing attempts, atrial capture was obtained in 13 (93 percent), and sustained alteration in rhythm (atrial fibrillation, sinus rhythm or type 2 flutter) in 12 (86… CONTINUE READING