Absence of Device-Device Interaction (DDI) in a patient with cardiac and diaphragmatic pacemakers for congenital central hypoventilation syndrome

Mohammad Reza Movahed, Mehrdad Jalili, Nafiz Kiciman

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Autonomic control of ventilation is impaired in patients with Ondine's curse or congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS), but voluntary control remains intact. Bradyarrhythmias can be life threatening. In a patient with CCHS and long sinus pause requiring cardiac pacemaker insertion, a diaphragmatic pacemaker inserted in early childhood caused diaphragmatic pacer spikes observed during the interrogation of the cardiac pacemaker. Diaphragmatic pacing did not interfere with the cardiac pacemaker function.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1238-1239
Number of pages2
JournalPACE - Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2005
Externally publishedYes



  • Arrhythmias
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac abnormalities
  • Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS)
  • Ondine's curse
  • Pacemaker
  • Syncope

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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