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Course # 90803 • Antibradycardia Pacemakers

Discuss second- and third-degree atrioventricular (AV) block as indications for permanent pacemaker implantation.

15. According to ACCF/AHA guidelines, implantation of a permanent pacemaker in persons with third-degree heart block is NOT indicated for which of the following?
A) Heart block with periods of asystole
B) Heart block caused by myotonic muscular dystrophy
C) Heart block that occurs after surgery and is expected to resolve
D) Complete heart block caused by radiofrequency ablation of the AV node