Pacemaker Backup-Mode Reversion and Injury during Cardiac Surgery

Gervasio A. Lamas, Elliott M. Antman, Jeffrey P Gold, Nina S. Braunwald, John J. Collins

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Abstract

Both electrocautery and internal defibrillation are routinely used in cardiac operations. The cases of 5 patients are presented in whom backup-mode reversion or injury of permanently implanted pulse generators occurred during a cardiac procedure. The theoretical explanations for backup-mode reversion and generator or tissue injury are discussed, and recommendations are made for the management of patients with a pacemaker who are to undergo a cardiac operation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-157
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume41
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

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Thoracic Surgery
Electrocoagulation
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  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Pacemaker Backup-Mode Reversion and Injury during Cardiac Surgery. / Lamas, Gervasio A.; Antman, Elliott M.; Gold, Jeffrey P; Braunwald, Nina S.; Collins, John J.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 41, No. 2, 01.01.1986, p. 155-157.

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Lamas, Gervasio A. ; Antman, Elliott M. ; Gold, Jeffrey P ; Braunwald, Nina S. ; Collins, John J. / Pacemaker Backup-Mode Reversion and Injury during Cardiac Surgery. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1986 ; Vol. 41, No. 2. pp. 155-157.
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