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Experience of temporary transvenous pacing in a District General Hospital

February 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:32–3

Experience of temporary transvenous pacing in a District General Hospital

Anthony J Barron, Richard Grocott-Mason, Simon W Dubrey

Abstract

Introduction Temporary transvenous pacing (TTVP) has been used to treat life-threatening bradycardic, and tachycardic emergencies for 50 years. We present a retrospective analysis of TTVP in an outer London hospital between July 2003 and March 2009. Results The results from 51 patients, undergoing a total of 58 procedures were identified. The mean age was 77 years. Almost two-thirds (62%) of all procedures were performed within working hours. The majority (74%) were performed within four hours of an identified indication. Of the patients delayed up to four hours, half were maintained on external pacing. Table 1. Acute complications of tempora

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