Electrosurgery, pacemakers and ICDs: a survey of precautions and complications experienced by cutaneous surgeons.

@article{ElGamal2001ElectrosurgeryPA,
  title={Electrosurgery, pacemakers and ICDs: a survey of precautions and complications experienced by cutaneous surgeons.},
  author={Hazem M El-Gamal and Raymond G. Dufresne and Kirk D Saddler},
  journal={Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]},
  year={2001},
  volume={27 4},
  pages={385-90}
}
BACKGROUND Minimal information is available in the literature regarding the precautions implemented or complications experienced by cutaneous surgeons when electrosurgery is used in patients with pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs). The literature pertinent to dermatologists is primarily based on experiences of other surgical specialties and a generally recommended thorough perioperative evaluation. OBJECTIVE To determine what precautions are currently taken by… CONTINUE READING
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