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Do prehospital discharge pacemaker checks provide any additional clinical benefit?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16054471     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We performed a retrospective analysis of 250 records of consecutive, newly implanted, pacemaker patients from a single center to determine the rate of postimplant complications and observations discovered before and during the prehospital discharge evaluation. No observations occurred in 246 of 250 patients (98.4%) (1-sided 95% confidence interval 96.4%). Of the 250 patients, 4 had observations that were discovered at the prehospital discharge check and required reprogramming to increase the sensitivity safety margin (3 atrial and 1 ventricular). We documented only 1 complication that was discovered before the predischarge evaluation through telemetry and resulted in an atrial lead revision.
Kevin R Wheelan; Darlene M Legge; Brent C Sakowski; Susan S Bruce; David C Roberts; L Murphy Johnston; B Jane Moore; Thomas P Beveridge; Peter J Wells; Ravi Vallabahn; Michael S Donsky; Jay O Franklin
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of cardiology     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0002-9149     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2005 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-08-01     Completed Date:  2005-09-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0207277     Medline TA:  Am J Cardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  414-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Equipment Failure
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Patient Discharge*
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis*
Retrospective Studies

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