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Indications and techniques of pediatric cardiac pacing.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15030277     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
There are special challenges associated with the use of transvenous pacemakers in children. For example, a child's chest cavity or vascular dimensions could be too small to host the generator and leads available or required. If leads are implanted, they may stretch as the child grows. This increases the risk that the leads will later dislodge or fracture. Moreover, children requiring pacemakers often have coexisting congenital heart defects and the structural abnormalities of those could hinder easy placement of the pacing system. This article will first review the indications for permanent pacing in children and will then describe the unique challenges associated with such use.
Charles I Berul; Frank Cecchin; ;
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Guideline; Journal Article; Practice Guideline; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of cardiovascular therapy     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1477-9072     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2003 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-03-30     Completed Date:  2004-04-23     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101182328     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Children's Hospital Boston, MA 02115, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / therapy
Cardiac Pacing, Artificial / methods*,  standards
Child Welfare
Child, Preschool
Heart Defects, Congenital / therapy
Infant, Newborn
Pacemaker, Artificial

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