Pacemaker-implantation complication rates: an analysis of some contributing factors.

  title={Pacemaker-implantation complication rates: an analysis of some contributing factors.},
  author={Victor Parsonnet and Alan D. Bernstein and Bruce D. Lindsay},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  volume={13 4},
An examination of 632 consecutive pacemaker implantations performed at a single institution by 29 implanting physicians over a 5 year period was made to determine which factors affected the 37 perioperative complications experienced. The introducer method of vein access contributed significantly to the complication rate, which was also related to the number of physician implanters on the staff and the makeup of the implantation teams. Of greatest interest was the substantially large incidence… CONTINUE READING