Intracavitary Electrocardiography as a Guide to Pacemaker Positioning

Academic Article


  • Transvenous cardiac pacing is now routinely used as therapy for heart block. As experience with transvenous pacing has increased, it has become apparent that a significant cause of pacemaker failure has resulted from malposition of the electrode catheter in the coronary veins. A simple technique ensures proper placement of the electrode catheter in the right ventricle by utilizing the intracavitary electrocardiogram. © 1971, American Medical Association. All rights reserved.
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 8259416
  • Author List

  • Evans GL; Glasser SP
  • Start Page

  • 483
  • End Page

  • 485
  • Volume

  • 216
  • Issue

  • 3