The Significance of Pulse Oximetry in the Diagnosis of Pacemaker Failure to Output
Article first published online: 13 JUL 2010
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Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology
Volume 15, Issue 3, pages 293–295, July 2010
How to Cite
Michailidis, A. and Barsheshet, A. (2010), The Significance of Pulse Oximetry in the Diagnosis of Pacemaker Failure to Output. Annals of Noninvasive Electrocardiology, 15: 293–295. doi: 10.1111/j.1542-474X.2010.00375.x
- Issue published online: 13 JUL 2010
- Article first published online: 13 JUL 2010
- failure to output;
- pulse oximetry
In a routine monitor electrocardiogram few hours after implantation of a dual-chamber pacemaker, there was a suspicion of ventricular oversensing leading to failure to output. Pulse oximeter plethysmographic wave signal virtually excluded this suspicion. This case report demonstrates the clinical utility of initial pulse oximeter wave analysis in excluding pacemaker failure to output.
Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol 2010;15(3):293–295