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Extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy in patients with cardiac pacemakers.
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PMID:  2304156     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between May 1985 and July 1988, 11 patients with cardiac pacemakers were treated for renal or ureteral calculi by extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. During treatment and at follow-up no dysfunction of the pacemakers was noted. There were no cardiac complications during extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy. All 11 patients were free of stones within 3 months after therapy. From these data it can be concluded that in patients with cardiac pacemakers extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy of renal or ureteral stones can be performed safely when certain precautions are taken and special attention is paid to the electrophysiology of the pacemaker.
M Theiss; M P Wirth; H G Frohmüller
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1990 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-03-28     Completed Date:  1990-03-28     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  479-80     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Urology, University of Wurzburg Medical School, Federal Republic of Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Equipment Failure
Kidney Calculi / therapy
Lithotripsy* / adverse effects,  methods
Middle Aged
Pacemaker, Artificial*
Ureteral Calculi / therapy

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