Pacemaker therapy did not reduce recurrent vasovagal syncope: COMMENTARY
- Pacemaker therapy did not reduce recurrent vasovagal
syncope. // ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2003, Vol. 139 Issue 3, p77
This article discusses whether pacemaker therapy reduces the risk for recurrent syncope in patients with vasovagal syncope. 100 patients of more than 19 years of age who had a history of recurrent vasovagal syncope with 6 episodes of syncope ever or a 3 episodes in the past 2 years, and a...
- What you need to know about today's pacemakers. Porterfield, Linda; Porterfield, James G. // RN;Mar87, Vol. 50 Issue 3, p44
Offers information on cardiac pacemakers. Advances in pacemakers; Indications for their use; Complications to watch out for. INSETS: Current terminology and future technology;A guide to external pacing.
- Tick, tick, tick. Legg, Gary // EDN;7/19/2001, Vol. 46 Issue 16, p49
Discusses the ins and outs of implanted cardiac pacemakers. Key features and components; Range of sophisticated electronics embedded into modern cardiac pacemakers; Mechanisms for holding the electrodes of pacemakers in place against a heart muscle.
- Pacemaker Malfunction. Hayes, David L.; Vlietstra, Ronald E. // Annals of Internal Medicine;10/15/93, Vol. 119 Issue 8, p828
Discusses considerations in preventing pacemaker malfunction. Consequences of a pacemaker's failure; Cause of failure to capture; Environmental factors which can induce pacemaker malfunction.
- Cardiac Pacemaking: Physiological Studies. Winters Jr., William L.; Tyson, Robert; Barrera, Frank; Soloff, Louis A. // Annals of Internal Medicine;Feb65, Vol. 62 Issue 2, p220
Describes observations regarding a set of patients in whom internal implantable mercury battery powered pacemakers with a fixed ventricular rate were employed. Pacer duration; Symptoms prior to pacer; Medication; Prior congestive heart failure.
- Environmental dangers for the patient with a pacemaker. O'Brien, Eoin // British Medical Journal (Clinical Research Edition);12/11/1982, Vol. 285 Issue 6356, p1677
Examines the impact of environmental dangers on patients with a pacemaker. Role of pacing electrode in transmitting electrical signals from the environment to the pacemaker; Occurrence of consequences due to false signals depending on its characteristics and on the functional mode of the...
- Syncope associated with pain as the presenting feature of neck malignancy: failure of cardiac pacemaker to prevent attacks in two cases. Worth, P. F.; Stevens, J. C.; Lasri, F.; Brew, S.; Reilly, M. M.; Mathias, C. J.; Rudge, P. // Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Sep2005, Vol. 76 Issue 9, p1301
Two patients are described in whom syncope was the presenting clinical feature of an undiagnosed neck malignancy. Both patients also had attacks associated with paroxysms of severe neck pain. Neither patient responded to cardiac pacing.
- Pacemakers effective for serious fainting problems. // Modern Medicine;Feb99, Vol. 67 Issue 2, p10
Discusses research being done on the effective use of pacemakers for fainting problems. Reference to study by Stuart J. Connolly published in the January issue of the `Journal of the American College of Cardiology'; Trial results of pacemaker therapy; Physiological risks of treatments.
- Anesthetic Implications for Patients with Rate-Responsive Pacemakers. Anand, Neil K.; Maguire, David P. // Seminars in Cardiothoracic & Vascular Anesthesia;Sep2005, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p251
One hundred thousand adults and children in the United States receive pacemakers each year, of which 85% are rate-responsive pacemakers (RRPs). Recent advances in the fields of computer programming and computer chip technology have led to the myriad development of RRPs, which contain sensors...