Atrial Fibrillation Suppression: What Role Does It Have?

  • A. Schuchert
Conference paper


Present-day pacemaker therapy is not only used to prevent bradycardia or asystole in cases of advanced AV block or sick sinus syndrome. More recent proposed indications for permanent cardiac pacing are the prevention of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation and cardiac resynchronization therapy in patients with heart failure.


Atrial Fibrillation Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Arrhythmia Atrial Pace 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Schuchert
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  1. 1.Medical Clinic IIIHamburg-Eppendorf University HospitalHamburgGermany

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