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- Received August 18, 1982
- Accepted November 10, 1982
- Published online April 1, 1983.
- Richard M. Luceri, MD*,
- Antonio V. Ramirez, MD,
- Agustin Castellanos, MD, FACC,
- Liaqat Zaman, MD,
- Richard J. Thurer, MD, FACC and
- Robert J. Myerburg, MD, FACC
- ↵*Address for reprints: Richard M. Luceri, MD, Division of Cardiology (D-39), University of Miami School of Medicine, P.O. Box 016960, Miami, Florida 33101.
A case of recurrent ventricular tachycardia produced by an asynchronous ventricular stimulus of a normally functioning “committed” atrioventricular (AV) sequential demand (DVI) pacemaker is described. The characteristics of these units are compared with those of the “noncommitted” type of AV sequential pacemaker. Caution is suggested in the use of committed DVI pacemakers in situations where ventricular vulnerability may occur.
- Received August 18, 1982.
- Accepted November 10, 1982.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation