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May 1983

Myopotential Inhibition of a Ventricular Demand Pacemaker in a Patient With Parkinson's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Medicine, St Clare's Hospital (Drs Mehl and Grady and Mr Moses) and New York University School of Medicine (Drs Mehl and Grady), New York.

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(5):1026-1027. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350050190035

• A patient with severe Parkinson's disease experienced a syncopal attack due to skeletal muscle myopotential inhibition of an implanted ventricular demand pacemaker. The problem was diagnosed with the aid of Holter monitoring, and was corrected by noninvasively programming the pacemaker to a lower sensitivity.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1026-1027)