Study type: Law/recommendation/guideline

Canadian cardiovascular society/canadian anesthesiologists' society/canadian heart rhythm society joint position statement on the perioperative management of patients with implanted pacemakers, defibrillators, and neurostimulating devices. guideline

Published in: Can J Cardiol 2012; 28 (2): 141-151


The joint position statement from the Canadian Cardiovascular Society (CCS) and the Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS) provides a comprehensive list of the intraoperative issues facing patients with implantable electronic devices and gives practical guidance regarding the characteristics of surgery, electrocautery, pacemakers, and defibrillators which are most likely to lead to electromagnetic interference.

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