Michael A. Neal

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Pacemaker or AICD Insertion

1. What the anesthesiologist should know before the operative procedure Pacemakers and AICDs are implantable devices, used to deliver electrical therapy to the heart in patients with rhythm disturbances, dysfunction of the cardiac conduction system and heart failure. AICDs detect tachyarrhythmias, and deliver an antiarrhythmic therapy, either by overdrive pacing (pacing at a higher rate…

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