What is the incidence of temporary epicardial pacemakers requiring troubleshooting?

Wasiak J
Record ID 32003000576
Authors' objectives:

This aim of this critical appraisal was to assess the incidence of temporary epicardial pacemakers requiring troubleshooting.

Authors' recommendations: An exhaustive search failed to locate studies that explored the incidence of troubleshooting and temporary epicardial pacing. Only one article by Del Nido and Goldman (1989) noted a 0.4% incidence rate in 1675 patients over an 18 month time period. Many articles were excluded because they explored issues surrounding criteria for, utilisation of, and adverse events of temporary epicardial pacing. It was seen that the aforementioned were not relevant to the question at hand.
Authors' methods: Critical appraisal
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2000
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Pacemaker, Artificial
Organisation Name: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness
Contact Address: Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked Bag 29, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. Tel: +61 3 9594 7505; Fax: +61 3 9594 7552.
Contact Name: cce@med.monash.edu.au.
Contact Email: cce@med.monash.edu.au.
Copyright: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness (CCE)
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