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Special Problems Of Pacing In Children

Antretter, Herwig and Colvin, Joshua and Schweigmann, Ulli and Hangler, Herbert and Höfer, Daniel and Dunst, Karin and Margreiter, Josef and Laufer, Guenther (2003) Special Problems Of Pacing In Children. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

The number of children suffering from congenital or acquired rhythm disorders, and therefore being pacemaker dependent, is very small. This is one of the reasons why a special hardware has never been developed for this cohort. Pacemaker implantation into children does not differ substantially from operations in adults. But there are several important points which have to be fulfilled in these small patients in order to guarantee a complication free function. As most of these children remain pacemaker dependent a lifetime, it is of tremendous importance to minimize all revisions regarding the implanted systems and to enable our small patients a high and therefore nearly normal quality of life. Pros and cons of different surgical approaches, implantation sites and the problem of growth after pacemaker implantation in children are considered.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords: pediatric cardiac pacing, epicardial pacing, transatrial pacing, growth
Subjects:JOURNALS > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
ID Code:4293
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology, Journal
Deposited On:02 May 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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