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Techniques for Temporary Pacing

  • Ejigayehu Abate
  • Fred M. Kusumoto
  • Nora F. Goldschlager

Temporary pacing of the heart was first accomplished by Hyman in the early 1930s by a transthoracic approach using a clockwork-driven generator. In the early 1950s Zoll successfully resuscitated an asystolic patient using temporary transcutaneous pacing. Later in that decade, the feasibility of transvenous pacing and transesophageal pacing was demonstrated. Temporary pacing has become the standard method for providing immediate treatment of severe bradycardias and certain tachycardias for the past 20 years.

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Internal Jugular Vein Atrial Flutter Subclavian Vein Cardiac Pace Pace Lead 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ejigayehu Abate
    • 1
  • Fred M. Kusumoto
    • 1
  • Nora F. Goldschlager
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MedicineMayo ClinicJacksonvilleUSA
  2. 2.ECG Laboratory and Coronary Care UnitUniversity of California San Francisco School of MedicineSan FranciscoUSA

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