Friday, February 20, 2009

NCS Safety with defbrillators

AANEM report 2006 patients underwent NCS with sensing pacemaker electrodes. The electrical impulses in 15 patients with varous types of defibrillators were never detected by the sensing amplifier of the defibrillator or pacemaker. It did not affect the settings or cause the defibrillator to charge. Monitoring and and pre/post interrogations were normal. Conclusion, NCS are safe in patients with implanted cardiac pacemakers and defibrillators with bipolar sensing configurations.

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