The Use of Coronary Sinus Pacing

  • Myrvin H. Ellestad
  • John Messenger
  • Paul Greenberg
  • Mark Castellanet


Permanent atrial pacing from the coronary sinus has been used since 1958 (1–5) and has been shown to provide better cardiovascular function. (6’9). This is a report of our experience with this method of 66 consecutive patients. A special lead was used with a flexible tip extending beyond the distal electrode to prevent dislodgement from the coronary sinus during inspiration (Fig. 1 ).


Coronary Sinus Atrial Tachycardia Atrial Pace Sick Sinus Syndrome Coronary Vein 
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© Martinus Nijhoff Publishers by, The Hague 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Myrvin H. Ellestad
  • John Messenger
  • Paul Greenberg
  • Mark Castellanet

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