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Title: Sinus node dysfunction after surgical repair of an atrial septal defect (secundum-type): worth the wait
Author(s): K. Onsea , P. Dendale
Journal: Acta Cardiologica
Volume: 64 Issue: 3 Date: 2009
Sinus node dysfunction after surgical repair of an atrial septal defect is a rather uncommon complication. We report a case of protracted post-operative sinus node dysfunction which was managed successfully by oral theophyllines and ‘watchful’ waiting. This strategy could avoid placement of a permanent pacemaker in this patient group of younger age.