Transvenous Epicardial Pacemaker

last updated: June 5, 2017

by Orlando Debesa

Antitachycardia Pacing (ATP)

  • the use of pacing stimulation techniques for the termination of tachyarrhythmias 

  • reduction in painful shocks improve quality of life

  • ICD devices have primarily become an ATP device with defibrillation backup only as needed

  • works well for reentry VTach

... but I would more especially commend the clinician who, in acute diseases, by which the bulk of mankind are cutoff, conducts the treatment better than others.
Hippocrates, 400 BC