Perioperative management of patients with implanted pacemaker or ICD
Miklós Márton1, Babik Barna2, Sághy László1, Pap Róbert1
1SZTE, II. sz. Belgyógyászati Klinika és Kardiológiai Központ, Elektrofiziológiai Részleg,
2Aneszteziológiai és Intenzív Terápiás Intézet, Szívsebészeti Részleg, Szeged
The first pacemaker was implanted six decades ago. Since then implanted devices have become available and common in the proper indications. Nowadays a lot of physicians take care of patients with implanted devices day by day. During the treatment of a patient it is not rare, that physicians of different specialties have to work together to reach the best solution. The perioperative management of a patient with pacemaker or ICD is one of these situations. This script gives the cornerstones of the treatment to the electrophysiologists and cardiologists as well as the anesthesiologist and surgeons with a brief theoretical summary also.