PMID: 453499Mar 1, 1979

Cardiac pacemaker insertion: a study of the anaesthetic and postoperative complications

J W Gothard, M A Branthwaite


One hundred and three patients undergoing pacing procedures have been studied, the majority requiring the insertion of an epicardial system under general anaesthesia. The main findings were of an elderly group of patients with a high incidence of associated disease, who suffered predominantly from pulmonary and renal complications. Methods of reducing these complications, particularly in relation to general anaesthesia are discussed.


Feb 1, 1977·Anesthesiology·A B Simon
Jun 1, 1977·The Annals of Thoracic Surgery·W S StoneyC S Thomas
Sep 1, 1976·Anesthesia and Analgesia·J E Wynands
Nov 13, 1976·British Medical Journal·E Sowton


Nov 1, 1987·Zentralblatt für Veterinärmedizin. Reihe A·A Dessiris
Jan 1, 1982·Medical Decision Making : an International Journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making·B A Chase, S G Pauker

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