Hemodynamic sequelae of idioventricular pacemaking in complete heart block

Philip Samet, Warren Jacobs, William H. Bernstein, Ronald Shane

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Systemic arterial and right heart pressure curves are reviewed in 3 patients with complete heart block. In all three the ventricles were driven by ventricular pacemakers so that the normal sequence of atrioventricular contraction was absent. Some of the hemodynamic consequences of such idioventricular pacemaking are reviewed, and the important role played by atrial systole in ventricular filling is emphasized.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)594-599
Number of pages6
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1963

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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