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The Use of Artificial Pacemakers in Acute Myocardial Infarction

  • Doris J. W. Escher

Abstract

Artificial pacing to control bradyarrhythmias and Adams-Stokes syndrome dates back to the introduction of external cardiac pacing by Zoll (135). The pain, morbidity, and limited dependability of this method (18, 71, 91, 92, 96, 100, 109), however, limited its usefulness and artificial pacing to control bradyarrhythmias associated with acute myocardial infarction did not achieve popularity until after the transvenous endocardial approach was introduced (40, 41). The earliest hopeful specific reports on the use of transvenous endocardial pacing in acute myocardial infarction date from 1963 (23, 109). A decade later, during which period hundreds of cases have been reported, we still appear hopeful and still uncertain of its overall value.

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Acute Myocardial Infarction Heart Block Complete Heart Block Right Bundle Branch Block Versus Block 
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