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Magnetic fields may interfere with the function of cardiac pacemakers. A magnetic drape to hold surgical instruments is widely used in surgery. The use of this drape on pacemaker patients has not yet been tested. Our objective is to conduct a clinical study to evaluate the potential interference of the surgical magnetic drape on patients with cardiac pacemakers. We are testing the magnetic drape on forty patients in the pacemaker clinic. The totality of the drape is applied over the pacemaker and depending on the result, the drape is either folded in two over the pacemaker or the magnets are applied individually up to the totality of the drape, 70 magnets. Thereafter, the drape is pulled in increments of 3 cm caudally until the interference is ceased. Results are in process as we are presently actively recruiting.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Cross-Sectional
Cardiac Pacemaker, Artificial
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:18:09-0400
In this prospective pilot study, we proposed to evaluate the effects of left interscalene stimulation on cardiac pacemaker function.
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Regulation of the rate of contraction of the heart muscles by an artificial pacemaker.
The artificial substitution of heart and lung action as indicated for HEART ARREST resulting from electric shock, DROWNING, respiratory arrest, or other causes. The two major components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are artificial ventilation (RESPIRATION, ARTIFICIAL) and closed-chest CARDIAC MASSAGE.
A device designed to stimulate, by electric impulses, contraction of the heart muscles. It may be temporary (external) or permanent (internal or internal-external).
A cardiac arrhythmia that is caused by interaction of two independently initiated cardiac impulses of different rates from two separate foci. Generally one focus is the SINOATRIAL NODE, the normal pacemaker. The ectopic focus is usually in the HEART VENTRICLE but can be in the HEART ATRIUM or the ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODE. Modulation of the parasystolic rhythm by the sinus rhythm depends on the completeness of entrance block surrounding the parasystolic focus.
Types of artificial pacemakers with implantable leads to be placed at multiple intracardial sites. They are used to treat various cardiac conduction disturbances which interfere with the timing of contraction of the ventricles. They may or may not include defibrillating electrodes (IMPLANTABLE DEFIBRILLATORS) as well.