Long-term rate adaptive atrial (AAIR) pacing: is it feasible?
Single-chamber atrial pacing for sinus node disease (SND) was introduced as early as 1964 . Reports demonstrating the clinical feasibility of this treatment modality in large patient groups occurred during the 1980s [2–5], and recent studies have further increased our knowledge of the long-term efficacy and the possible complications of atrial pacing [6–8]. Atrial inhibited (AAI) pacing is now considered an efficient long-term treatment for SND, if certain caveats are observed [6, 9].
KeywordsAtrial Pace Sick Sinus Syndrome Sinus Node Dysfunction Permanent Atrial Fibrillation Pace Mode
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