Date: 2017-12-31 23:56
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The Medtronic 5888 (Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN) and St Jude Medical 8585 (St Jude Medical, Sylmar, CA) are examples of currently marketed dual chamber temporary pulse generators, and the St Jude 8577 (St Jude Medical) and Medtronic 5898 (Medtronic) are single chamber devices ( Fig. 8 ). The manufacturers' instructions for setting the various parameters are readily available in electronic format [ 67&ndash 69 ]. The different pacing modes and other variables that can be adjusted are the subject of the second part of this review. Typical settings are shown in Table 7.
Analysis of the AEG is useful in a number of situations, particularly in some forms of heart block. Sinus node exit block (resulting in dropped P waves), second degree AV block, and third degree block with isorhythmic AV dissociation are all more easily diagnosed. The AEG allows timing of sinus depolarisation as opposed to P wave activity and also the identification of sinus or other atrial activity that might otherwise be lost within an ectopic depolarisation. A more detailed treatment of the use of AEGs is presented elsewhere [ 66 ].
Mass General is one of the few select centers in the nation to be awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health in the area of heart transplantation. Our researchers are currently studying how to decrease organ rejection in patients who are highly sensitized (patients who have a lot of antibodies, making it difficult to match appropriate organs).
Dr. Hoffmann and colleagues report on the prognostic value of non-obstructive CAD identified on coronary CT angiography in Circulation.
Specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital are now able to statistically identify which inpatients have heart failure and then facilitate connecting these patients to care.
Successful living donor liver transplantation in a cystic fibrosis patient with combined hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma
An observational study in JAMA suggests that for hospitalized patients suffering cardiac arrest, that approach could be misguided.
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A key component of the Program is teaching and the Program supports an embedded T87 training program in cardiovascular imaging which provides extensive high quality mentoring for MD&rsquo s and PhD's.