Permanent cardiac pacing in a 2.5 month-old infant with severe cyanotic breath-holding spells and prolonged asystole

Ergul Y., Otar G., Nisli K., Dindar A.

CARDIOLOGY JOURNAL, vol.18, no.6, pp.704-706, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.5603/cj.2011.0040
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.704-706
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


We report the case of a 2.5 month-old infant with cyanotic breath-holding spells, loss of consciousness and seizures. Prolonged asystole up to 70 s despite cardiopulmonary resuscitation was documented by 24 hour Holler monitoring An epicardial pacemaker was implanted followed by no further loss of consciousness and seizures during spells in a six month follow-up period. (Cardiol J 2011; 18, 6: 704-706)