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- Received December 3, 1985
- Revision received January 24, 1986
- Accepted February 20, 1986
- Published online August 1, 1986.
- ↵**Address for reprints: James R. Higgins, MD, Cardiology of Tulsa, Inc., 6585 South Yale, William Medical Building, Suite 800, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74136.
An automatic burst pacemaker (Cybertach-60) was used to treat drug-resistant recurrent ventricular tachycardia in a patient with mitral valve prolapse. The arrhythmia was associated with multiple syncopal episodes and aborted sudden death. During a 23 month follow-up period the patient has remained asymptomatic and more than 2,000 episodes of ventricular tachycardia have been successfully terminated by the pacemaker.
↵1 From the Division of Medicine, Cardiology Service, Wilford Hall United States Air Force Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.
* The assertions and opinions expressed herein are the private view of the author and are not to be construed as representing the opinion of the United States Air Force or the Department of Defense.
- Received December 3, 1985.
- Revision received January 24, 1986.
- Accepted February 20, 1986.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation