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Permanent Pacemaker Implantation After Cardiac Surgery: Optimization of the Decision Making Process

Friday, August 20, 2021

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Source Name: JTCVS


Jarosław Bis, MD, Kinga Gościńska-Bis, MD, Krzysztof S. Gołba, MD, Radosław Gocoł, MD, Marcin Zębalski, MD, Marek A. Deja, MD, PhD
It is generally necessary to implant a permanent pacemaker (PPM) in 1% to 5% of patients undergoing cardiac surgery due to conduction disturbances. The authors of this study sought to discover whether PPM implantation timing and particular conduction disturbances are linked to the need for a permanent pacemaker. They concluded that implanting a PPM on postoperative day 7 was optimal for preventing unnecessary implantations and long-term hospitalizations.

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