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18 dogs and one cat with symptomatic bradycardias were equipped with cardiac pacemakers. One further dog died during anaesthesia for pacemaker placement. Each animal was sedated, and a 'tined' transvenous pacing lead was passed to the apex of the right ventricle from the jugular vein. Following...

Darke, P. G. G.; McAreavey, D.; Been, M.
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 1989, 30, 9, pp 491-499

A cross-bred dog with syncopal attacks associated with total atrioventricular heart block was successfully fitted with a programmable, 'physiological' pacemaker, employing atrial sensing and ventricular pacing leads. Transvenous placement of leads under sedation and local analgesia, followed by...

Darke, P. G. G.; Been, M.; Marks, A.
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 1985, 26, 6, pp 295-303