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Temporary Pacemaking by General Internists

Temporary Pacemaking by General Internists Abstract • The medical records of 126 patients requiring 129 temporary pacemakers were viewed retrospectively. The pacemakers were inserted by general internists using venous access from subclavian and internal jugular veins under ECG guidances. Fluoroscopy was not used. There was 14% incidence of pacemaker electrode malfunction and a 4% risk of complication with no pacemaker-related mortality. These results compare favorably with reports from university cardiology services. Temporary pacemakers can be safely inserted by general internists without fluoroscopy. (Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1531-1533) References 1. Paulk A, Hurst W: Complete heart block in acute myocardial infarction: A clinical evaluation of the interacardiac bipolar catheter pacemaker. Am J Cardiol 1966;17:695-706.Crossref 2. Trancredi R, McCallister B, Mankin J: Temporary transvenous catheter-electrode pacing of the heart. Circulation 1967;24:598-608.Crossref 3. Lasser B, Julian D: Artificial pacing in management of complete heart block complicating acute myocardial infarction. Br Med J 1968;2:142-146.Crossref 4. Rosenberg A, Grossman J, Escher D, et al: Bedside transvenous cardiac pacing. Am Heart J 1969;77:697-703.Crossref 5. Chatterjee K, Harris A, Leatham A: The risk of pacing after infarction and current recommendations. Lancet 1969;2:1061-1063.Crossref 6. Watson C, Goldberg MD: Evaluation of pacing for heart block in myocardial infarction. Br Heart J 1971;33:120-124.Crossref 7. Campo I, Garfield G, Escher D, et al: Complications of pacing by pervenous subclavian semifloating electrodes including extraluminal insertions. Am J Cardiol 1970;26:627.Crossref 8. Cheng T: Percutaneous transfemoral venous cardiac pacing. Chest 1971;60:73-78.Crossref 9. Weinstein J, Gnoj J, Mazzara J, et al: Temporary transvenous pacing via the percutaneous femoral vein approach. Am Heart J 1973;85:695-705.Crossref 10. Lumia F, Rios J: Temporary transvenous pacemaker therapy: An analysis of complications. Chest 1973;64:604-608.Crossref 11. Austin J, Preis LK, Crampton RS, et al: Analysis of pacemaker malfunction and complication of temporary pacing in the coronary care unit. Am J Cardiol 1982;49:301-306.Crossref 12. Hynes J, Holmes D, Harrison C: Five year experience with temporary pacemaker therapy in the coronary care unit. Am J Cardiol 1982;49: 952.Crossref 13. Daily P, Griepp R, Shuway N: Percutaneous internal jugular vein cannulation. Arch Surg 1970;101:534-536.Crossref 14. Borja A: Current status infracuicular subclavian vein catheterization. Ann Thorac Surg 1972;13:615-654.Crossref 15. Bing O, McDowell J, Hantman J, et al: Pacemaker placement by electrocardiographic monitoring. N Engl J Med 1972;287:651.Crossref 16. Sclarovsky S, Zafrir N, Strasberg B, et al: Ventricular fibrillation complicating temporary ventricular pacing in acute myocardial infarction: Significance of right ventricular infarction. Am J Cardiol 1981;48:1160-1165.Crossref http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Internal Medicine American Medical Association

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American Medical Association
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Copyright © 1983 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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0003-9926
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1538-3679
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10.1001/archinte.1983.00350080037010
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Abstract • The medical records of 126 patients requiring 129 temporary pacemakers were viewed retrospectively. The pacemakers were inserted by general internists using venous access from subclavian and internal jugular veins under ECG guidances. Fluoroscopy was not used. There was 14% incidence of pacemaker electrode malfunction and a 4% risk of complication with no pacemaker-related mortality. These results compare favorably with reports from university cardiology services. Temporary pacemakers can be safely inserted by general internists without fluoroscopy. (Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1531-1533) References 1. Paulk A, Hurst W: Complete heart block in acute myocardial infarction: A clinical evaluation of the interacardiac bipolar catheter pacemaker. Am J Cardiol 1966;17:695-706.Crossref 2. Trancredi R, McCallister B, Mankin J: Temporary transvenous catheter-electrode pacing of the heart. Circulation 1967;24:598-608.Crossref 3. Lasser B, Julian D: Artificial pacing in management of complete heart block complicating acute myocardial infarction. Br Med J 1968;2:142-146.Crossref 4. Rosenberg A, Grossman J, Escher D, et al: Bedside transvenous cardiac pacing. Am Heart J 1969;77:697-703.Crossref 5. Chatterjee K, Harris A, Leatham A: The risk of pacing after infarction and current recommendations. Lancet 1969;2:1061-1063.Crossref 6. Watson C, Goldberg MD: Evaluation of pacing for heart block in myocardial infarction. Br Heart J 1971;33:120-124.Crossref 7. Campo I, Garfield G, Escher D, et al: Complications of pacing by pervenous subclavian semifloating electrodes including extraluminal insertions. Am J Cardiol 1970;26:627.Crossref 8. Cheng T: Percutaneous transfemoral venous cardiac pacing. Chest 1971;60:73-78.Crossref 9. Weinstein J, Gnoj J, Mazzara J, et al: Temporary transvenous pacing via the percutaneous femoral vein approach. Am Heart J 1973;85:695-705.Crossref 10. Lumia F, Rios J: Temporary transvenous pacemaker therapy: An analysis of complications. Chest 1973;64:604-608.Crossref 11. Austin J, Preis LK, Crampton RS, et al: Analysis of pacemaker malfunction and complication of temporary pacing in the coronary care unit. Am J Cardiol 1982;49:301-306.Crossref 12. Hynes J, Holmes D, Harrison C: Five year experience with temporary pacemaker therapy in the coronary care unit. Am J Cardiol 1982;49: 952.Crossref 13. Daily P, Griepp R, Shuway N: Percutaneous internal jugular vein cannulation. Arch Surg 1970;101:534-536.Crossref 14. Borja A: Current status infracuicular subclavian vein catheterization. Ann Thorac Surg 1972;13:615-654.Crossref 15. Bing O, McDowell J, Hantman J, et al: Pacemaker placement by electrocardiographic monitoring. N Engl J Med 1972;287:651.Crossref 16. Sclarovsky S, Zafrir N, Strasberg B, et al: Ventricular fibrillation complicating temporary ventricular pacing in acute myocardial infarction: Significance of right ventricular infarction. Am J Cardiol 1981;48:1160-1165.Crossref

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Archives of Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 1, 1983

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