How is a pacemaker failure to capture malfunction managed?

Updated: Feb 13, 2017
  • Author: Daniel M Beyerbach, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Managing pacer-capture complications is similar to treating output complications, with extra consideration given to treating metabolic abnormalities and potential myocardial infarction (MI). Temporary pacing is used to stabilize the patient until an electrophysiology technician or cardiologist can further evaluate the pacemaker.


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