Drug-Induced Bradycardia:When Is a Pacemaker Warranted?

  • I. E. Ovsyshcher
  • N. Gulko
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Pacing and drug therapy may interact in cardiac patients in several ways, and one of them is when drug therapy induces bradycardia necessitating antibradycardia pacing. In this paper, several aspects of drug-induced bradycardia (DIB) will be discussed: definition, epidemiology, physiology, pathogenesis, drugs leading to bradycardia, clinical settings when DIB can require pacing, and management of DIB.


Coronary Flow Drug Discontinuation Chronotropic Incompetence Onset Atrial Fibrillation Symptomatic Bradycardia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. E. Ovsyshcher
    • 1
  • N. Gulko
    • 1
  1. 1.Electrophysiology Research Laboratory, Faculty of Health SciencesBen Gurion University of the NegevBeershevaIsrael

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