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Permanent cardiac pacemakers: issues relevant to the emergency physician, part II.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10431963     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
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, the second of a two-part series, 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.
Authors:
T Y Cardall; W J Brady; T C Chan; 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 Jul-Aug
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-09-09     Completed Date:  1999-09-09     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8412174     Medline TA:  J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  697-709     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, La Jolla, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Electrocardiography
Emergency Medicine
Equipment Failure
Humans
Long QT Syndrome / therapy
Pacemaker, Artificial*

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