Pacing for the suppression of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in an 87-year-old patient
Levine, Paul A; Wachsner, Robin and El-Bialy, Adel (2003) Pacing for the suppression of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in an 87-year-old patient. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 3 (2). pp. 88-90. ISSN 0972-6292
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The clinical presentation of sinus node dysfunction and related conduction abnormalities is common in the elderly. Pharmacologic management is often a challenge in the presence of the advanced age and concomitant disease processes. In individuals who have paroxysmal atrial fibrillation or are likely to develop this and who need a pacemaker for standard indications, the availability of an AF Suppression™ algorithm may facilitate their management without needed to use medications or being able to utilize lower doses of those medications.
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