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ABSTRACT: This study examined whether the increased demand for pacemaker implants for carotid sinus syndrome (CSS) at the Regional Pacing Service in northeastern England was related to the establishment of a dedicated "syncope and falls" clinic or to the publication of NASPE and BPEG guidelines for pacing symptomatic bradycardia. To this end, pacemaker rates for various indications at this institution were compared with those of a comparable region (Liverpool), as well as with BPEG's national pacemaker database. Findings indicate a distinct impact of the Newcastle syncope and falls clinic on recognition and pacemaker treatment of CSS.
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology 04/1997; 20(3 Pt 2):815-7. · 1.75 Impact Factor