The Emergent Transvenous Pacemaker

Authors

  • Ernest E. Wang MD,

  • Emily Baran MD,

  • Morris Kharasch MD,

  • John A. Vozenilek MD,

  • Chris Pettineo BA,

  • Abra Berg MS


Please see accompanying video Data Supplement available at <link removed as it refers to this location>) demonstrates the performance of blind transvenous pacemaker insertion via the right internal jugular vein approach (Figure 1). The video was filmed at the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Simulation Center (http://www.centerforsimulation.org/) in Evanston, Illinois. The procedure was performed on the CentraLineMan System (Simulab Corporation, Seattle, WA; http://www.simulab.com/). We have created a series of videos to instruct our residents on a variety of emergent life-saving procedures using a variety of high-fidelity simulators and host these videos on a Web site for the Northwestern emergency medicine residents to access and review.

Figure 1.

 Blind transvenous pacemaker insertion via the right internal jugular vein approach.

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