A Leadless Pace Maker

A Leadless Pace Maker

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Cyrus Motamed
Department of anesthesia, Gustaveroussy cancer campus institute, Villejuif France

A B S T R A C T

In this case a cervico facial cancer patient scheduled for tracheostomy followed by an endoscopy, and known to have a pacemaker, had hemodynamic instability at the start of general anaesthesia which lasted several hours. The anaesthetist in charge used the magnet to override the pace maker which did not respond. Indeed, it was a leadless pacemaker. These devices will be used more frequently and should be carefully scrutinized at the anaesthetic consultation.

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Article Type
Case Report
Publication history
Received: Thu 14, May 2020
Accepted: Wed 03, Jun 2020
Published: Thu 18, Jun 2020
Copyright
© 2021 Cyrus Motamed. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Hosting by Science Repository.
DOI: 10.31487/j.ACR.2020.01.04