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Permanent cardiac pacemakers: issues relevant to the emergency physician, Part I.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10338243     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Many people benefit from the implantation of cardiac pacemakers for management of certain cardiac dysrhythmias. These patients are seen regularly in the emergency department with a variety of pacemaker complications and malfunctions. The presence of a pacemaker may also affect management of unrelated medical problems. This two-part series reviews the medical issues related to patients with permanent pacemakers. Part I covers pacing modes and terminology, complications of the implant procedure, and the approach to a patient with a permanent pacemaker. Part II covers the causes, diagnosis and management of pacemaker malfunction; the pacemaker syndrome; the pacemaker Twiddler's syndrome; and other considerations in the paced patient including diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction, ACLS protocols, trauma, and sources of interference. Indications for permanent pacemaker implantation and temporary external pacing will not be covered.
T Y Cardall; T C Chan; W J Brady; J C Perry; G M Vilke; P Rosen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0736-4679     ISO Abbreviation:  J Emerg Med     Publication Date:    1999 May-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-07-12     Completed Date:  1999-07-12     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  479-89     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Electrodes, Implanted / adverse effects
Equipment Failure
Foreign-Body Migration / diagnosis
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects*
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis*
Surgical Wound Infection / diagnosis
Terminology as Topic

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