Is lower Base Rate Detrimental To TAVI Patients Requiring Pacemakers?

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Journal Title, Volume, Page: 
Expert Review of Medical Devices Journal 12(6) ,675-678
Year of Publication: 
Mohammed Shurrab, Theepana Singarajah, Harindra C Wijeysundera, Saleem Haj-Yahia, David Newman, Eugene Crystal & Ilan Lashevsky
Preferred Abstract (Original): 
Sudden cardiac death related to polymorphic ventricular tachycardia/ventricular fibrillation has been well reported post atrioventricular junction ablation. The practice of faster pacing rate immediately after atrioventricular junction ablation is well recognized to decrease the risk of sudden cardiac death. We propose that this practice (faster pacing rate) be implemented in patients who need permanent pacemakers secondary to transcatheter aortic valve implantation (or even surgical aortic valve interventions).