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Randomised controlled trial of physiological and ventricular pacing.
  1. E J Perrins,
  2. C A Morley,
  3. S L Chan,
  4. R Sutton


    Thirteen patients have completed a randomised double blind cross over study to compare the effects of chronic ventricular and atrial synchronous pacing on exercise capacity and symptoms. Maximal symptom limited exercise was significantly increased after one month of atrial synchronous pacing compared with ventricular pacing. Symptomatic assessment (by diary card and monthly symptom scores) of "shortness of breath", "palpitation", and "general well-being" was significantly improved during the physiological pacing mode. Atrial synchronous pacing has been shown to be superior to ventricular pacing.

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