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Simple Surgical Technique for Epicardial Pacemaker Wire Preparation and Insertion
Epicardial pacing wire insertion is an integral part of open-heart surgery. However, the use of epicardial pacing wire insertion is also associated with complications like bleeding, tamponade, and occasionally even death of the patient secondary to injury to the adjacent structures.
Various techniques have been described for preparing, attaching, and removing epicardial pacing wires. The authors present a video of their simple yet effective technique of preparing, inserting, and removing epicardial pacing wires where the incidence of complications is nil.
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