Paul M. Bailey

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I. Problem/Challenge. Symptomatic bradyarrhythmias can have important clinical consequences including syncope, heart failure, and sudden death due to inadequate cardiac output. The majority of cases are due to either abnormalities of impulse generation (sinus node dysfunction) or conduction (atrioventricular block). Permanent pacemakers are the mainstay of treatment for clinically significant sinus node dysfunction and atrioventricular…

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