Patients with pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

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The preparation of patients with a cardiac implantable electronic device (CIED) for the perioperative period necessitates familiarity with recommendations from the American Society of Anesthesiologists and Heart Rhythm Society. Even clinicians who are not CIED experts should understand the indications for implantation, as well as the basic functions, operations, and limitations of these devices. Before any scheduled procedure, proper CIED function should be verified and a specific CIED prescription obtained. Acquiring the requisite knowledge base and developing the systems to competently manage the CIED patient ensures safe and efficient perioperative care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1051-1075
Number of pages25
JournalMedical Clinics of North America
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013



  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator
  • Management
  • Pacemaker
  • Perioperative
  • Preoperative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Patients with pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. / Schulman, Peter; Rozner, Marc A.; Sera, Valerie; Stecker, Eric.

In: Medical Clinics of North America, Vol. 97, No. 6, 11.2013, p. 1051-1075.

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