Juraj Papinčák, Adriana Reptová
The temporary cardiac stimulation is a mode of treatment, which uses electrical stimulation of heart for determining its rhythm or sequence of activation of stimulated chambers of the heart. We may proceed further with transthoracal, transvenous, epicardial and transesophageal stimulation. Based on the fact that the most often and by the need of temporary stimulation lasting for a longer time (apart from cardio surgery where the epicardial stimulation is used) the only suitable way of stimulation is the transvenous one, I draw my attention at the indication of temporary transvenous cardiostimulation. The temporary transvenous stimulation might be indicated by the therapy of bradycardia, as the prophylaction by imminent bradycardia, for its hemodynamic benefit and by the therapy of tachyarrythmias. We will mention separately the indications by acute myocardial infarction, as the temporary transvenous cardiostimulation by acute myocardial infarction, might be indicated for bradycardia, hemodynamic benefit and prophylaction by imminent bradycardia.