Kantonsspital St.Gallen

[Follow-up of Patients with Cardiac Pacemakers]

Roman Brenner & Peter Ammann

abstract Follow-up of Patients with Cardiac Pacemakers Abstract. General practitioners play a central role for patients with cardiac pacemakers (PM) because they are mostly the first medical professionals confronted with PM problems. Acute dyspnea, dizzy spells/fainting or infection of the device pocket are red flags in the first weeks after PM implantation and warrant urgent workup. Symptoms late after PM implantation are less overtly associated with the PM. Routine follow-up examinations include an inspection of the PM pocket and an ECG, which has to be interpreted with the knowledge of the PM function and PM programming. Frequently, a PM interrogation will be necessary to achieve a correct diagnosis and initiate the appropriate management.
citation Brenner R, Ammann P. [Follow-up of Patients with Cardiac Pacemakers]. Praxis (Bern 1994) 108:237-245.
type journal paper/review (Translation2::getLang(): unknown language "". Use Translation2::setLang() to set a default language.)
journal title Praxis (Bern 1994) (108/4)
ISSN print 1661-8157
pages 237-245
PubMed 30890083
DOI 10.1024/1661-8157/a003214