Transesophageal Pacing During Exercise: Is It Useful to Evaluate Palpitations of Unknown Origin?

  • A. Bonso
  • L. Corò
  • P. Delise
  • A. Raviele
Conference paper


Transesophageal atrial pacing was first attempted by Shafiroff and Linder in 1957 (1). However, it could not be employed because of its low tolerance due to the high intensity necessary for the stimulation.This limitation was overcome by Gallagher in 1982 (2), who lengthened the distance between the electrodes while giving a longer electric pulse duration.


Ventricular Tachycardia Atrial Fibrillation Atrial Tachycardia Mitral Valve Prolapse Atrial Pace 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Bonso
    • 1
  • L. Corò
    • 1
  • P. Delise
    • 1
  • A. Raviele
    • 1
  1. 1.Divisione di CardiologiaOspedale Umberto IMestre - VeniceItaly

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