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Perioperative management of devices 

Perioperative management of devices
Perioperative management of devices

Jonathan Timperley

, Paul Leeson

, Andrew RJ Mitchell

, and Timothy Betts

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date: 18 October 2019

General principles 352

Role of magnets 354

Preoperative assessment 354

Intraoperative management 356

Postoperative management 358

Expanding use of pacemakers and ICDs has made it common for patients with devices to present for elective or emergency surgery and other interventional procedures.

The key issue in perioperative management is the potential for electromagnetic interference (EMI) altering performance of devices, possibly leading to malfunction and/or adverse clinical consequences....

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