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Am J Cardiol. 2001 Mar 1;87(5):649-51, A10.

Complete atrioventricular block after valvular heart surgery and the timing of pacemaker implantation.

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Division of Cardiology, University of Michigan Health Systmem in Ann Argor 48109, USA.

Abstract

The natural history of patients who developed complete atrioventricular block after valvular heart surgery was investigated to determine the optimal timing for pacemaker implantation. Patients who developed complete atrioventricular block within 24 hours after operation, which then persisted for > 48 hours, were unlikely to recover; such patients could potentially undergo earlier pacemaker implantation if otherwise ready for discharge.

PMID:
11230857
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9149(00)01448-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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