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MANAGEMENT OF CHRONIC MEDICAL AND OTHER DISEASES IN THE PERIOPERATIVE PERIOD

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

What are the important issues in the preoperative care of patients with a permanent cardiac pacemaker? Pacemakers and implantable cardioverter/defibrillators (ICDs) should be evaluated before any operation in which electrocautery is used. Two issues must be addressed: the cardiac status of the patient, including assessment of adequacy of pacemaker function, and safety in the operating […]

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