Permanent cardiac pacemakers in children: technical considerations

J. S. Donahoo, J. A. Haller, S. Zonnebelt, C. Neill, Vincent L Gott, Robert K. Brawley

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Abstract

Placement of permanent cardiac pacemakers in children presents technical problems that are not encountered in the adult. Problems unique to pacemaker implantation in children are related to the patient's size, the relative bulkiness of pulse generators, the lack of subcutaneous tissue, and the child's growth and long life expectancy. Based on the authors' experience with implantation of 27 permanent cardiac pacemakers in 13 children, the authors have found that the use of small pulse generators, placement of epicardial leads, insertion of properitoneal pulse generators, and use of rechargeable pacemakers are satisfactory methods in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)584-587
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1976

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Permanent cardiac pacemakers in children : technical considerations. / Donahoo, J. S.; Haller, J. A.; Zonnebelt, S.; Neill, C.; Gott, Vincent L; Brawley, Robert K.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 22, No. 6, 1976, p. 584-587.

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Donahoo, J. S. ; Haller, J. A. ; Zonnebelt, S. ; Neill, C. ; Gott, Vincent L ; Brawley, Robert K. / Permanent cardiac pacemakers in children : technical considerations. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1976 ; Vol. 22, No. 6. pp. 584-587.
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