Experience Of Permanent Pacemaker Implantation At NICVD

Authors

  • Owaima Hassan
  • KHAN SHAH ZAMAN

Keywords:

Experience Of Permanent Pacemaker

Abstract

Our study group com pared 252 new patients who had permanent pacemakers im-
planted in the year 1994. Commonest presenting symptom was syncope found in 34.1 % of patients, followed by vertigo in 30.1 %. The most common ECG findings were com- plete heart block with atrioventricular asynchrony, seen in 71.4% followed by Mobitz Type II block in 10.3% and sick sinus syndrome in 7.9%. Mostly VVI type ofPPMs were implanted and other more sophisticated type were used rarely.

Aim of Study:

In this retrospective study we focused on the com-
mon presenting features and ECG findings of patients
who required permanent pacemakers. The ages of pa-
tients, site of implantation and types ofPPMs used and
complications of the procedure were also reviewed.

Results:

Of the 252 patients 140 (55.55%) were males and
112( 44.45%) were females, with ages varying from
10 yrs. to 94 yrs. The bulk of patients were in 50-70
years age group, 86(34.1 %) of the patients presented
with syncope, 76 (30.1 %) with vertigo and 34 (13.4%)
with chest pain.

Discussion:

Each year in our institute we implant between 250-300 new permancent pacemakers besides this patients are admitted for lead repositioning and for change of pulse generator.

Conclusion:

It is evident that this is an extremely safe procedure in experienced hands and the incidence of serious complications is very low.

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