Incidence and predictors of pericardial effusion after permanent heart rhythm device implantation: prospective evaluation of 968 consecutive patients.

@article{Ohlow2013IncidenceAP,
  title={Incidence and predictors of pericardial effusion after permanent heart rhythm device implantation: prospective evaluation of 968 consecutive patients.},
  author={Marc-Alexander Ohlow and Bernward Lauer and Michele Brunelli and Johann Christoph Geller},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={77 4},
  pages={975-81}
}
BACKGROUND Pericardial effusion (PE) may complicate permanent heart rhythm device (HRD: pacemaker, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, and cardiac resynchronization therapy) placement. Incidence of and risk factors for this complication have never been prospectively evaluated. METHODS AND RESULTS The subjects of this prospective observational study were 968 consecutive patients undergoing HRD implantation or upgrade, and underwent echocardiographic evaluation before and 24h after the… CONTINUE READING
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