A device that uses electrical impulses to contract the heart muscles and provide an adequate pulse
Methods of cardiac pacing:
2 pads are placed on the chest in th...
Hypotension, progressive to shock and hemodynamic collapse
Fatigue and weakness
Dyspnea on exertion or shortness of breath secondary to CH...
Oxygen administered via 100% nonrebreather
Intubation as needed
Advanced cardiac life support drugs as per u...
Permanent pacemaker failure or malfunction
Suspicion of infection involving pacemaker components
Asymptomatic pacemaker malfunction
Always consider pacemaker failure in evaluation of cardiac decompensation, bradycardia, or syncope.
Utilize pacemaker magnet to evaluate function.
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V45.01 Cardiac pacemaker in situ
V53.31 Fitting and adjustment of cardiac pacemaker
996.61 Infection and inflammatory reaction due to cardiac device, implant, and graft
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