Initial Experience of an Anesthesiology-based Service for Perioperative Management of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators.

@article{Rooke2015InitialEO,
  title={Initial Experience of an Anesthesiology-based Service for Perioperative Management of Pacemakers and Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators.},
  author={G Alec Rooke and Stefan A Lombaard and Gail A. Van Norman and J{\"o}rg Dziersk and Krishna M Natrajan and Lyle W Larson and Jeanne E. Poole},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={123 5},
  pages={1024-32}
}
BACKGROUND Management of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs), including pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators, for surgical procedures is challenging due to the increasing number of patients with CIEDs and limited availability of trained providers. At the authors' institution, a small group of anesthesiologists were trained to interrogate CIEDs, devise a management plan, and perform preoperative and postoperative programming and device testing whenever… CONTINUE READING
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