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BACKGROUND Myocardial injury after noncardiac surgery (MINS) was defined as prognostically relevant myocardial injury due to ischemia that occurs during or within 30 days after noncardiac surgery. The study's four objectives were to determine the diagnostic criteria, characteristics, predictors, and 30-day outcomes of MINS. METHODS In this international,(More)
BACKGROUND The perioperative management of patients receiving oral anticoagulation therapy (OAC) who undergo pacemaker (PM) and defibrillator (ICD) surgery remains controversial. Low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) is often used; however, wound hematoma is a common complication. METHODS At a single academic Canadian center, between July 2003 and June(More)
Given the increasing numbers of cardiac device implantations worldwide, it is important to determine whether permanent endocardial leads across the tricuspid valve can promote tricuspid regurgitation (TR). Virtually all current data is retrospective, and indicates a signal of TR being increased after permanent lead implantation. However, the precise(More)
BACKGROUND While some studies indicate that permanent pacemaker implantation is associated with development of tricuspid regurgitation (TR), other studies indicate no association.Little is known about the impact of temporary lead insertion during ablation procedures, or whether therapy (CRT) prevents TR post-device implantation. HYPOTHESIS We hypothesized(More)
BACKGROUND Use of communication devices in the hospital environment remains controversial. Electromagnetic interference (EMI) can affect different medical devices. Potential sources for EMI on ECG machines were systematically tested. HYPOTHESIS Communication devices produce EMI on ECG machines. EMI impairs ECG interpretation. METHODS The communication(More)
Chronic ventricular lead dislodgement is an infrequent complication of pacemaker implantation. Occasionally, the dislodged lead may sense and capture a chamber in which the lead was not originally positioned. Intracardiac real time electrograms and channel markers are useful tools for the diagnosis of pacemaker malfunction. We present the case of a patient(More)
Inappropriate shocks delivered by the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) are an increasingly recognized complication. The most frequent cause is related to supraventricular rhythms associated with fast conduction to the ventricles that are incorrectly detected as ventricular tachycardia leading to inappropriate antitachycardia pacing and/or(More)
A 56-year-old man came to the Pacemaker Clinic for his regular pacemaker control. He had experienced a syncopal episode in the previous week. He had a previous diagnosis of non-obstructive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Due to a previous syncope and documented 2:1 infrahisian block, a dual-chamber permanent pacemaker had been implanted a few years before. The(More)
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