Cardiac devices and pacing - an update for the generalist
Cardiac devices and pacing therapy is currently undergoing exponential development with a continued, year on year increase in the numbers of implanted devices. Growing clinical data and changing indications for pacing therapy particularly surrounding cardiac resynchronisation therapy has made this area far more complex over recent years. As such a distilled summary is important to keep the general physician updated. In addition, new technology advances such as leadless pacing, implantable monitors and subcutaneous defibrillators are all now performed as routine procedures.
This presentation will summarise indications for the different types of cardiac pacing and the evidence behind them. It will also provide a guide of how to assess and manage patients with brady and tachycardias and provide a set of top tips for the general physician reviewing a patient with a pre-existing cardiac device. Finally, this talk will include a review of the latest innovative developments in this field.