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Problems with balloon-tipped stylet pacemaker catheters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  946003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Balloon-tipped stylet pacemaker catheters have two intraluminal stylet-related limitations that warrant extreme caution in their use. The first limitation involves manipulation of the stylet inside the catheter and appears to be a consequence of the angulation made by the catheter in the right atrium; the second limitation is a complication involving actual in vivo fracture of the stylet and is presumably related to tapering of the stylet at a point of stress in the right atrium. Although these pacemaker catheters have distinct advantages, the problem arising from their use cannot be ignored. Until modification can be made to resolve these problems, this catheter must be used with extreme caution.
R Siegel; D D Tresch; M H Keelan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  JAMA     Volume:  235     ISSN:  0098-7484     ISO Abbreviation:  JAMA     Publication Date:  1976 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-02-26     Completed Date:  1976-02-26     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501160     Medline TA:  JAMA     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  51-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Catheterization / adverse effects*
Heart Block / therapy
Pacemaker, Artificial / adverse effects,  instrumentation*

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