Perioperative assessment of patients with cardiac implantable electronic devices

Javier G. Castillo, George Silvay, Juan Viles-González

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Worldwide, nearly 4 million patients currently have cardiac implantable electronic devices. Due to the increasing number of candidates to receive either pacemakers or implantable cardiac defibrillators, there is no doubt that primary care physicians or anesthesiologists are very likely to interact and deal with this particular patient population. However, besides technologic advancements, several factors have been frequently reported to cause confusion regarding their perioperative care. Therefore, it has become extremely valuable to understand the basic functions and operation of these devices, as well as their functional limitations, to prevent iatrogenic complications and detect potential failure in an early stage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)25-33
Number of pages9
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • cardiac implantable electronic devices
  • perioperative care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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