Tag: Pacemaker

1. Cardiac device implantation event complication rates were higher for ICDs than PPMs in this retrospective cohort study. 2. Significant variation between hospitals was found related to cardiac device implantation complications. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Study Rundown: Cardiovascular implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) include devices such as permanent pacemakers (PPMs) and implantable...
1. Patients with a legacy pacemaker or cardioverter-defibrillator were followed after undergoing medically indicated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations, and no long-term clinically significant adverse effects were reported. 2. The most common adverse event immediately after the MRI was power-on reset, which occurred at a rate of one out of...
1. This prospective cohort study of patients with cardiac pacemakers or implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) undergoing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) demonstrated no deaths, episodes of lead failure requiring immediate replacement, or loss of capture. 2. No adverse events were reported with repeated MRI scans. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good)        Study Rundown: There...
In this section, we will highlight the some of the key high-impact studies, updates, and analyses published in the past week. ADVANCE III Trial: Effect of Long-Detection Interval vs Standard-Detection Interval for Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators on Antitachycardia Pacing and Shock Delivery An international RCT suggests that implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) programmed to respond...