Long-term Follow-up of Patients with Antitachycardia Pacemakers [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1991; 19(1): 54-57

Long-term Follow-up of Patients with Antitachycardia Pacemakers

Yılmaz NİŞANCI1, Önal ÖZSARUHAN1, Kamil ADALET1, Sabahattin UMMAN1, Mehmet MERİÇ1, Dursun ATILGAN1, Nevres KOYLAN1, Taner GÖREN1, Güngör ERTEM1, Remzi ÖZCAN1

As an important therapeutic alternative for treatment of tachyarhythmias, we implanted 6 antitachycardia pacemakers in 5 patients with drug resistant SVT (4 patients) and VT. Three of the patients were male and mean age was 29.8 years (range 20-43). Longterm follow-up of the patients (mean 44.8, range 12-85 months) showed that pacemakers are effective in all patients from the points of clinical and laboratory evaluations, and antiarrhythmic drug consumption (2.8/day/patient versus 0.2). Although oversensing and proarryhythmic effect were seen in only one patient, it was managed successfuly by reprogramming.

Keywords: Pacemakers, antitachycardia treatment of tachycardia.

How to cite this article
Yılmaz NİŞANCI, Önal ÖZSARUHAN, Kamil ADALET, Sabahattin UMMAN, Mehmet MERİÇ, Dursun ATILGAN, Nevres KOYLAN, Taner GÖREN, Güngör ERTEM, Remzi ÖZCAN. Long-term Follow-up of Patients with Antitachycardia Pacemakers. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 1991; 19(1): 54-57
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