permanent pacemaker


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permanent pacemaker

An electronic device for permanent cardiac pacing. The leads are usually inserted transvenously through the subclavian or cephalic veins with leads positioned in the right atrium for atrial pacing or in the right ventricular apex for ventricular pacing. The leads are connected to the pulse generator, which is implanted in a subcutaneous pocket below the clavicle.
See also: pacemaker
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Although there have been cases of sinus arrest in association with influenza, some requiring pacemaker placement, the patient's presentation with multiple episodes of syncope with severe bradycardia and sinus arrest requiring permanent pacemaker placement, in association with influenza B, is very unusual and possibly unique.
Permanent pacemaker implantation should be considered in patients with these recurrent symptoms due to conduction disorders.
Since the patient was symptomatic and an obvious cause of bradycardia could not be identified after a work-up with a 24-hour rhythm recording (Holter) and a transthoracic heart ultrasound, placement of a permanent pacemaker was considered.
chelonae complex 2014 (24) Yes CLR + LVX + AG x Cured >2 mo Ungrouped rapidly growing species 2011 (21) Yes SXT + DOX x 12 mo Cured * AG, aminoglycoside; CIP, ciprofloxacin; CLR, clarithromycin; DOX, doxycycline; FOX, cefoxitin; FQ, fluoroquinolone other than CIP or LVX; ICD, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator; IE, infective endocarditis; LVX, levofloxacin; LZD, linezolid; MIN, minocycline; NA, not available; NR, not reported; PPM, permanent pacemaker; ref, reference; TMP/SXT, trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole.
"A few days later I had surgery to fit a permanent pacemaker after doctors realised I wouldn't survive without one.
Baby was planned to put a permanent pacemaker but parents could not afford to it and baby was taken against medical advice.
Suicide attempt by complete self-removal of a 12-year-old permanent pacemaker system: case report.
(11,12) A permanent pacemaker was implanted for complete AV block or sick sinus syndrome in 14% to 25% of patients by 20 years postoperation.
[7] identified 9 children with AFM complicated with CAVB, of whom 6 regained normal sinus rhythm, 2 developed persistent CAVB, 1 received permanent pacemaker implantation and 1 died due to persistent low cardiac output and ventricular tachycardia (VT).
A central venous catheter (CVC) was inserted and a permanent pacemaker was embedded 10 days after admission.

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