Failure of single- and multisite high-frequency atrial pacing to terminate atrial fibrillation

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jul 15;80(2):226-7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00328-7.


This study determined the efficacy of single- and multisite atrial pacing for terminating episodes of atrial fibrillation induced in patients in the electrophysiology laboratory. One- to 5-second bursts of atrial pacing at a cycle length of 20 ms were not effective in terminating atrial fibrillation, when delivered either in the high right atrium or when delivered simultaneously at the high right atrium, midseptum, and coronary sinus.

MeSH terms

  • Atrial Fibrillation / therapy*
  • Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Treatment Failure