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VIERA VALDES, Brandy. Pacemaker Syndrome. Case report. MediSur [online]. 2009, vol.7, n.5, pp.48-52. ISSN 1727-897X.

Pacemaker Syndrome is a clinical entity, most frequently produced by an inadequate AV synchrony, in which the phenomenom of retrograde AV conduction plays a major role, generally in patients with a single-chamber pacemaker with a WI stimulation mode. Main symptoms are: syncope, severe blood hypotension and ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­congestive heart failure. The treatment, both prophylactic and therapeutical, would be related to the appropriate choice of stimulation mode, starting from individual analysis of each patient. We present a case of a patient with pacemaker syndrome, whose primary symptom was syncope on small physical activity, which made him unable to perform ordinary activities. The solution to the problem was substitution of single-chamber stimulation mode by a dual-chamber DDDR system, new surgery and placing of a ­­­electrode being necessary.

Palabras clave : Pacemarker, artificial; cardiac pacing, artificial; myocardial contraction.

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