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Wandering Atrial Pacemaker (Prevalence in French Hornists)


Copyright 2024, Mark Alan Wade

Primary Author: Nizet, P.
Journal Title: Journal Electrocardiology
Date Published: 1976
Language: English
Category: Anatomical, Physiological & Historical Research
Key Words: pacemaker French horn performance
Full Citation: Nizet, P. M., J. F. Borgis, and S. M. Horvath. Wandering Atrial Pacemaker (Prevalence in French Hornists). Journal Electrocardiology 9, no. 1 (1976): 51-2.
Full Abstract: Continuous electrocardiographic recordings were obtained in a group of French horn players during performance of identical pieces of music. Half of the musicians developed wandering atrial pacemaker. One example is illustrated. The causative mechanism is briefly discussed. This may represent an occupational hazard.