© 1992

Perioperative Management of Pacemaker Patients

  • J. L. AtleeIII
  • H. Gombotz
  • K. H. Tscheliessnigg
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. M. Schaldach
    Pages 1-26
  3. H. Brouwer, J. W. J. van Hove
    Pages 33-36
  4. R. Sutton
    Pages 37-46
  5. A. G. Hedman
    Pages 47-52
  6. J. I. Stein, D. Dacar, H. Metzler, P. Sovinz, A. Beitzke
    Pages 53-61
  7. P. D. Chapman
    Pages 62-69
  8. F. Iberer, E. Justich, K. H. Tscheliessnigg, A. Wasler
    Pages 86-90
  9. M. Anelli-Monti, E. Poier, H. E. Mächler, K. Arian-Schad
    Pages 91-97
  10. W. Irnich, M. Lazica, M. Gleissner
    Pages 98-103
  11. P. Schick, W. Posch
    Pages 104-110
  12. D. Dacar, K. H. Tscheliessnigg, F. Iberer, H. Gombotz
    Pages 118-121
  13. H. Metzler, E. Mahla, B. Rotman, H. Gombotz, W. F. List
    Pages 122-126
  14. J. L. Atlee
    Pages 127-137
  15. J. L. Atlee III
    Pages 138-145

About these proceedings


A symposium, "Perioperative Management of Pacemaker Patients", was held in May 1990 at the Karl-Franzens-Universitat, Landeskrankenhaus Graz, Austria. The purpose of the symposium, organized by the Departments of Anesthesiology and Surgery, was to discuss the current status of permanent pacemaker technology, emerging developments in this field, legal issues, indications and methods for tempor­ ary perioperative pacing, and the potential for pacemaker malfunction and adverse patient-pacemaker interactions in perioperative and other medical settings. It was hoped that participants would come to some consensus concerning recommendations for satisfactory perioperative management of pacemaker patients. This symposium was probably the fIrst occasion ever that brought together representatives of the pacemaker industry, implanting physicians, and physicians responsible for the management of pacemaker patients in perioperative and other hospital settings to discuss these important matters. Certainly, it was recognized by all who attended that there existed at the time little in the way of substantial knowledge of how to best manage pacemaker patients or patients with possible indications for temporary pacing in "unique" hospital settings especially with exposure to electroma­ gnetic and other potential interference, but in the absence of professional persons with direct knowledge of pacemakers and related devices. Much new information was presented and useful ideas exchanged, so that three symposium participants were of the opinion that papers presented at this meeting should be published as a collective work.


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Editors and affiliations

  • J. L. AtleeIII
    • 1
  • H. Gombotz
    • 2
  • K. H. Tscheliessnigg
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. of AnesthesiologyMiwaukee Country Medical ComplexMilwaukeeUSA
  2. 2.Klinik für AnästhesiologieLandeskrankenhaus GrazGrazÖsterreich
  3. 3.Abt. für TransplantationschirurgieUniversitätsklinik für ChirurgieGrazÖsterreich

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Perioperative Management of Pacemaker Patients
  • Editors J.L. Atlee III
    H. Gombotz
    K.H. Tscheliessnigg
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-53874-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-76531-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 156
  • Number of Illustrations 9 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Transplant Surgery
    Thoracic Surgery
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