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Pseudotermination of intermittent atrial fibrillation by a pacemaker algorithm: antitachycardia pacing without capture miscounted as successful termination of fibrillation episodes



Pseudotermination of intermittent atrial fibrillation by a pacemaker algorithm: antitachycardia pacing without capture miscounted as successful termination of fibrillation episodes



Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 24(12): 1824-1826



A patient is described with intermittent AF and an implanted pacemaker which provides preventive pacing and overdrive stimulation designated to terminate atrial arrhythmias. The case highlights the possibility of false estimation of therapeutic efficacy and possible proarrhythmic effect of this therapeutic modality.

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