Permanent His Bundle Pacing: A Good Unconventional Mode of Right Ventricular Pacing?

  • E. Occhetta
  • M. Bortnik
  • G. Francalacci
  • A. Magnani
  • C. PIccinino
  • C. Vassanelli
Conference paper


Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia, affecting more than 1% of the general population [1], and it is usually associated with several different cardiac and noncardiac conditions, including hypertension, ischemic heart disease, cardiomyopathy, and valvular heart disease. In some patients without structural heart disease it is called “lone atrial fibrillation.” Atrial fibrillation can be classified as paroxysmal when it terminates spontaneously, persistent when it requires pharmacological or electric cardioversion to be terminated, and permanent when all attempts to terminate it fail.


Atrial Fibrillation Ventricular Outflow Tract Ventricular Pace Chronic Atrial Fibrillation Biventricular Pace 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Occhetta
    • 1
  • M. Bortnik
    • 1
  • G. Francalacci
    • 1
  • A. Magnani
    • 1
  • C. PIccinino
    • 1
  • C. Vassanelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Cardiology, School of MedicineUniversità degli Studi del Piemonte OrientaleNovaraItaly

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