Frank H Boguschewski

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STUDY OBJECTIVES Pocket hematoma is a common complication after pacemaker or implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) implantation. Thus, we investigated the influence of patient comorbidity, implantation strategy, operator experience, antiplatelet therapy, and anticoagulation therapy on hematoma rate. DESIGN Between 1990 and 2002, a total of 3,164(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine how short and long term complication rates after pacemaker implantation are influenced by patient morbidity, operator experience, and choice of pacing system. DESIGN Retrospective analysis of 1884 patients who received VVI (n = 610), VDD (n = 371), or DDD devices (n = 903) between 1990 and 2001. Follow up period was 64 (34) months.(More)
Monitoring the ionized magnesium (Mg2+) concentration in critically ill patients can prevent development of serious and potentially fatal complications. The analyzers KONE Microlyte 6 (KONE Instruments, Espoo, Finland) and NOVA CRT (NOVA Biomedical, Waltham, MA, USA) provide the discontinuous measurement of Mg2+ and were evaluated in several studies. It was(More)
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