Epicardial pacing | definition of epicardial pacing by Medical dictionary
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Electrical pacing of the heart by conductive leads inserted surgically, usually during bypass graft or valvular operations. The leads are used in the postoperative period for the management of heart blocks or dysrhythmias and are removed as the patient stabilizes.
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electrodes: six-year experience of pacing thresholds in a growing pediatric population.
The epicardial pacing
protocol consisted of pacing the heart with 2 mA pulses (5 msec duration) for [greater than or equal to] 5 sec at 5-15 Hz pacing frequencies (incremented stepwise by 1 Hz).
wire was inserted in cases of endarterectomy only.
In most of the patients, CRT has been provided by biventricular pacing with a lead inserted transvenously in a tributary vein or the coronary sinus for the epicardial pacing
of the left ventricle.
Its lowest (1.6 [+ or -] 0.5 times as much) and greatest (2.4 [+ or -] 0.3 times as much) increases were observed under endocardial pacing of the LV middle part and epicardial pacing
of the LV base, respectively.