Transesophageal Atrial Pacing and Recording in Children and Infants

Emergency ventricular pacing from the esophagus in infancy.

Serwer GA, Eckerd JM, Kelly EE, Armstrong BE. Duke Univ Med Ctr. Am J Cardiol 1986, 58(11): 1105-1106. Use of transesophageal ventricular pacing for emergency cardiac pacing has been reported in adults, but not in infants. Emergency pacing has heretofore required introducion of a transvenous catheter. In this report, we describe an infant who required emergency ventricular pacing which was successfully performed using an esophageal catheter.

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