Permanent Cardiac Pacing for Severe Pallid Breath-Holding Spells
Article first published online: 28 FEB 2007
Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 30, Issue 2, pages 280–282, February 2007
How to Cite
DI PINO, A., CALABRÒ, M. P., GITTO, P., BIANCA, I. and ORETO, G. (2007), Permanent Cardiac Pacing for Severe Pallid Breath-Holding Spells. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 30: 280–282. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2007.00663.x
- Issue published online: 28 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 28 FEB 2007
- Received June 3, 2006; revised June 18, 2006; accepted June 21, 2006.
We report the case of an infant affected by frequent episodes of loss of consciousness with the clinical features of pallid breath-holding attacks. Prolonged asystole, up to 26 seconds, was demonstrated by Holter monitoring. The patient was treated with permanent pacemaker implantation, followed by complete symptom resolution during a 26-month follow-up.